I learn this by watching the residents. And am put in that position as someone who has to impose restraint and deprive people of their self determination, in the name of safety.
And, because we are short staffed and overworked.
You objectify people when you no longer are able to see them in a human light.
When your working conditions force you to move from one person to another like they are poop-oozing robots, not living human beings.
This is very scary.
Autonomy, or safety?
Everyone who works at a nursing home says: I would rather die than live in one of these death farms when I am old.
Because institutionalization is awful and it can never be really reformed. At least not under capitalist standards, not under the demand for profit and cost-cutting measures.
The state tries to reform nursing homes, when they know that it is impossible to do it. And they try to enforce/make themselves look better by doing sporadic checks. But as my boss says: You (CNAs) better work well in front of the State, cos you know, the shit always rolls down."