Elder abuse and neglect: an overview.

  title={Elder abuse and neglect: an overview.},
  author={Martin J. Gorbien and Amy R. Eisenstein},
  journal={Clinics in geriatric medicine},
  volume={21 2},
Addressing Elder Sexual Abuse: The Critical Role for Integrated Care
An overview of the risk factors for ESA, survivors and offender characteristics, as well as signs of abuse health care providers should be aware of in the older population are provided.
The Public Health Approach to Elder Abuse Prevention in Europe: Progress and Challenges
This chapter highlights the public health problem of elder abuse and advocates a public health approach to addressing this problem and summarizes the risk factors as well as the prevention efforts in elder abuse.
Prevention and Early Identif ication of Elder Abuse
The United States is undergoing an aging boom and will most likely be accompanied by a sharp increase in callous acts of abuse for many older adults, causing horrific suffering regardless of social class, gender, or ethnic and cultural background.
Nurses' Self-Efficacy for Managing Elder Abuse
Future research should focus on factors related to nurses reporting suspected cases of elder abuse, such as knowledge, self-efficacy, and education, as well as risk factors for both the older adult and the care giver.
The authors found in the cross-sectional analyses of hospitalized patients in Israel that there are disparities between self-reported elder abuse, professional identification for evident signs of abuse, and expanded indicator of abuse (E-IOA) assessment of high risk of abuse.
Invisible Suffering of Elderly People Among Families in Kerala: Neglect and Abuse
Kerala, the leading state in population ageing in India (Census 2011) is not free from elder abuse. One ironical situation at this point is that elderly people suffer not only from members who are
Identifying, preventing, and reporting elder abuse.
  • M. Conry
  • Medicine
    The Consultant pharmacist : the journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
  • 2009
This article will teach community and consultant pharmacists to identify, prevent, and report senior abuse and discuss how patients benefit from such action.
The Vulnerability for Elder Abuse Among a Sample of Custodial Grandfathers: An Exploratory Study
ABSTRACT Older adults have been known to make sacrifices in their caregiving roles. Gerontology literature on custodial grandparents has primarily focused on grandmothers and the challenges they face
Older Women Speak About Abuse & Neglect in the Post-migration Context
Findings show that older women experienced various forms of neglect and abuse and that the primary abusers were their husbands, children and children-inlaw and their community and Canadian society at large were also implicated.


Elder abuse: a call to action.
A 1-year retrospective review of thermally injured patients aged 60 or older found that elderly patients were poorly screened for EAN and a standard assessment tool to screen for neglect or abuse should be used for each older adult admission.
Abuse and neglect of elderly persons.
The metaphor of domestic violence as chronic disease is a useful one for clinicians, and may help to remind physicians that elderly patients are at risk of abuse.
Elder abuse in the United States.
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    Journal of clinical forensic medicine
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Elder abuse: a review.
How Geriatricians Identify Elder Abuse and Neglect
How practicing geriatricians define, diagnose, and address abuse and neglect is learned to provide some guidance to the busy general internist regarding this complex issue.
Fatal neglect of the elderly
Risk factors of victims and caregivers were analysed in the context of the social history and in both cases, the victims had a dominant personality and the abusers had been strictly controlled and formed by the parent.
The First National Study of Elder Abuse and Neglect: Contrast with Results from Other Studies
The methods and results of this study are compared with several previous studies to assess the reasons for differences in estimates, whether the study was designed to measure prevalence or incidence, the inclusiveness of the definitions, eligible age range, and methods of data collection.
Caregiving: Primary Cause of Elder Abuse?
An alternative explanatory model. From the first recognition of elder abuse as a problem widespread enough to require systemic attention, caregiver stress and burden have been regarded as the major
Elder Abuse: Ten Years Later
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    Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
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A status report of activities related to elder abuse ten years after its ”discovery” and an agenda for the medical profession in the decade ahead are proposed.
Emergency department protocol for the diagnosis and evaluation of geriatric abuse.