Informing evidence-based practice: a review of research analyzing adult protective services data.

@article{Ernst2014InformingEP,
  title={Informing evidence-based practice: a review of research analyzing adult protective services data.},
  author={Joy Swanson Ernst and Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik and Jason E Schillerstrom and Carol Dayton and Paula M Mixson and Mary Counihan},
  journal={Journal of elder abuse & neglect},
  year={2014},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={458-94}
}
The mission of Adult Protective Services (APS) is to protect older and vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The complexity of APS cases and the potential for life-changing interventions point to the need for research that examines and evaluates APS practices. A literature review identified 50 studies published during a 16-year period that used APS agencies, clients, data, or resources to test hypotheses regarding elder abuse. The analysis revealed promising efforts toward… CONTINUE READING