We are failing our elderly patients

André Picard, The Globe and Mail

Elizabeth Wettlaufer is one of the most prolific serial killers in Canadian history. While working as a nurse, she killed at least eight nursing home residents and attempted to kill at least six others. Yet, we know surprisingly little about her methods, her motives and the institutional regulatory failings that allowed her to get away with murder for almost a decade. Most chilling of all, had Ms. Wettlaufer not confessed, we would be none the wiser. The Ontario government, to its credit, announced a public inquiry, but it has yet to specify its scope and mandate.

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