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Published by American Medical Pub. in Bayside, NY .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Older people -- Abuse of -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 34).

Statementeditors, Andrew D. Weinberg, Jeanne Y. Wei.
ContributionsWeinberg, Andrew David., Wei, Jeanne Y.
LC ClassificationsHV6626.3 .E23 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination36 p. ;
Number of Pages36
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL907622M
ISBN 101887272054
LC Control Number95201870

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As the aging population continues to grow, so does the potential for increasing cases of elder abuse. Replete with case examples that allow the experiences of victims to speak for themselves, this book provides the framework to begin, and to build on, collaborative approaches at the local, state, and national levels toward ending elder abuse.4/4(1). A Concise History of Elder Abuse: Recognition and Response in the United knowledge of the extent of child abuse in the early 60s or the extent of our knowledge about wife abuse in the early s I predict, given the generally increasing •Publication of the first book on elder abuse--Abuse and Maltreatment of the Elderly: CausesFile Size: KB. Physicians should routinely inquire about risk factors for elder abuse. C Consensus The Elder Abuse Suspicion Index can be used to assess for risk of and suspectedFile Size: KB. [Early detection and prevention of elder abuse and neglect in family care giving: Development of the PURFAM assessment.] Early d etection a nd prev ention o f elder a buse and neglect in.

This indicates a clear need to screen for factors that put older people at risk for abuse, to identify and detect elder abuse at an early stage (Burnett et al., ). The premise of screening and. ethnic and cultural background. Elder abuse escalates the burden on limited public health resources.2 We need both effective prevention strategies to protect an aging population at risk for elder abuse as well as early detection of warning signs and symptoms. a Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine.   The main types of elder abuse (neglect, physical, psychological, financial, sexual) were described in the early days of the recognition of the syndrome and will be well known to Cited by: - federal definitions of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation - guidelines for identifying abuse - not for enforcement purposes. Rates of abuse and neglect - 4% of older adults - prevention and early recognition of mistreatment. Mandatory reporting - report to the state adult protective services.

The definition established in by Action on Elder Abuse, an organization based in the United Kingdom, and adopted by the World Health Organization, states that elder abuse is "a single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an.   Elder abuse is an intentional act, or failure to act, by a caregiver or another person in a relationship involving an expectation of trust that causes or creates a risk of harm to an older adult. (An older adult is defined as someone age 60 or older.) Forms of elder abuse are below. Physical Abuse: the intentional use of physical force that. Child abuse, elder abuse, and intimate partner violence are serious, preventable public health problems that affect millions of people. This guideline seeks to help the trauma practitioner identify victims of abuse that present with physical injury and to initiate treatment and reporting. While this Best Practices. Elder abuse is recognized as a continually increasing and serious problem in our society. Unfortunately, due to under-reporting, variations in the definition of elder abuse, and the absence of a nationwide uniform reporting system, it is difficult to determine the scope of this issue.