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Volume 60, Number 27    March 18, 2013         

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Cautious delay
Professor of Management John Sullivan commented on concerns human resources officials may have about making a hiring mistake in a tight economy for a March 6 New York Times article. "There's a fear that the economy is going to go down again, so the message you get from CFOs is to be careful about hiring someone," Sullivan said. "There's this great fear of making a mistake, of wasting money in a tight economy."

Emergency inaction
Gerontology Lecturer and Executive Director of California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform Pat McGinnis was a panelist for a March 5 Huffington Post Live discussion about the recent refusal of nursing staff of an assisted living facility to provide CPR to a resident in distress. "The expectations of residents who go into a facility like that is to get some kind of help when there is an emergency," McGinnis said. Under California law, people are "immune from liability if (acting) in good faith and are not (doing it) for compensation -- that you try to help someone in an emergency… probably, many of these kinds of policies in facilities come from fear of liability."


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