Elder abuse and neglect

Melissa Muehlbauer, Patricia A. Crane

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Abstract

Elder abuse and neglect is a critical health care issue that must be brought to the attention of health care providers and older adults' family members. Adults older than 65 who live at home or in long-term care facilities may be at risk for abuse. Nurses should be aware of the causes, screening questions, symptoms of abuse, and resources in the community. Armed with information and a better understanding about the issue, nurses can minimize the devastating effects of abuse on older adults and their families.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-48
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
Volume44
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Phychiatric Mental Health

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