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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Jul 1991|
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