Abuse of elders: a review for Texas physicians.

G. E. Fagala, Barbara Thompson

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Abstract

Abuse of elders is a widespread but largely invisible problem in the United States. This problem and its detection, management, and prevention are described. Specific attention is directed toward risk factors for abuse and toward suggestive signs and symptoms. Texas laws and the physician's responsibility for reporting and intervening in cases of elder abuse are discussed. Strategies for intervention and prevention are outlined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-75
Number of pages6
JournalTexas Medicine
Volume87
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1991

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