Sunday, 3/2/08: "Patients die from neglect, restraint"
Patients die from poor care; families don't hear full story http://www.newsobserver.com/2771/story/976809.html
(also, links to documents on the Janella Wilson & Delores Franklin deaths can be found on this page)
"Law requires notice of deaths, but not all comply: Reports missing on 165 patients" http://www.newsobserver.com/2771/story/976645.html
Sunday Q section: "What do we do now?" http://www.newsobserver.com/2771/story/976757.html
DHHS Secretary Dempsey Benton http://www.newsobserver.com/news/q/story/976751.html
NCPA President Harold Carmel, MD http://www.newsobserver.com/news/q/story/976753.html
Disability Rights NC Exec. Director Vicki Smith http://www.newsobserver.com/news/q/story/976726.html
NC Med Soc. Immed. Past President Darlyne Menscer, MD http://www.newsobserver.com/news/q/story/976698.html
Joe Morrissey PhD (UNC), Marvin Swartz, MD (Duke) http://www.newsobserver.com/news/q/story/976719.html
Chief District Court Judge Joe Buckner (Orange/Chatham) http://www.newsobserver.com/news/q/story/976723.html
THE N&O's 82 questionable deaths:
Longleaf (formerly Wilson Special Care): http://www.newsobserver.com/2771/story/974159.html
Saturday, 3/1/08: "Hospitals, nearly forgotten, teem with abuse"
Main story: "Caregivers abuse patients -- and usually get away with it" http://www.newsobserver.com/2789/story/975411.html
"Employees pile on, and a patient's leg is shattered" http://www.newsobserver.com/2771/story/975429.html
"Stress, short staffing take toll on workers"
"Employees of mental hospitals disciplined for abuse, neglect" http://www.newsobserver.com/2771/story/975424.html
"Crowded hospitals turn patients away: Outpatient care falls short of need" http://www.newsobserver.com/2771/story/975419.html
"Video cameras can deter abuse, advocates say" http://www.newsobserver.com/2771/story/975417.html
CLICK ON "EXPLORE ABUSE DATA" HERE: http://www.newsobserver.com/1181/story/958236.html
Friday Editorial (2/29/08): Repairing 'reform' 'http://www.newsobserver.com/print/friday/opinion/story/973317.html
Thursday (2/28/08) : "With reforms, serious therapy fades"
You can view spending, by county, here: http://www.newsobserver.com/1181/story/958236.html
Wednesday editorials (2/27/08):
"Mental errors. . . the system is in shambles": http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/editorials/story/968292.html
"Blame to go around": http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/editorials/story/968291.html
Tuesday (2/26/08): "The door opens and companies rush in"
Community support can help if done right:
State clamps down on claims:
Day 1 (Sunday, 2/24/08): "Reform wastes millions, fails mentally ill"