Domestic violence in later life: an overview for health care providers.

  title={Domestic violence in later life: an overview for health care providers.},
  author={Bonnie Brandl and Deborah L Horan},
  journal={Women & health},
  volume={35 2-3},
Domestic violence is a significant problem that adversely affects the health and safety of millions of women throughout their life-span. Most cases of what is considered elder abuse occurs at home rather than in institutions, and the evidence suggests that only 1 in 5 cases are recognized. Frequently the perpetrator is a spouse, adult child, or other family member. Given the demographics of aging women and their longer life expectancies, clinicians are increasingly likely to see patients whose… CONTINUE READING

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