Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Older Persons: Strategies for Assessment and Intervention
Lorin A. Baumhover, S. Colleen Beall
Health Professions Press, 1996 - Social Science - 269 pages
More than a million cases of elder abuse are reported annually in the United States, and the problem is expected to worsen as the population ages. Training staff to recognize and prevent abuse is thus more important than ever. Timely and insightful, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Older Persons is the perfect source for training caregivers in abuse prevention by educating them on the types of elder abuse, sensitizing them to the indicators of elder abuse, and equipping them with effective intervention strategies to defuse abusive situations. Written by leading experts in the field, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of Older Persons provides readers with sound, practical guidance on recognizing the characteristics of victims and perpetrators; assessing physical, sexual, emotional, and financial abuse and neglect; documenting cases of mistreatment; working as part of a multidisciplinary team; working with victims of elder abuse and their families after abuse has occurred; and training staff in long-term care facilities to detect and prevent abuse. Nursing facility and home health care agency staff, as well as nurses, doctors, and social workers, will benefit from the practical strategies examined in this outstanding volume.
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