Elder Abuse Severity
A Critical but Understudied Dimension of Victimization for Clinicians and Researchers
Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: http://www.ce-credit.com/courses/102402
About the Course:
This study describes the variation in severity of elder emotional abuse, physical abuse, and neglect and identify risk factors associated with more severe forms of elder mistreatment (EM). This is a population-based study using random digit-dial sampling and telephone interviews with a representative sample (n = 4,156) of community-dwelling, cognitively intact older adults in New York State. The Conflict Tactics Scale and DUKE Older Americans Resources and Services scales were adapted to assess EM subtypes. For each EM subtype, severity was operationalized by summing the number of different mistreatment behaviors and the frequency of each behavior.
Clinicians, social workers, elder services managers, discharge planners, case managers, researchers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge
Acknowledge the isses surrounding elder mistreatment, elder protection, and overall lack of research on this subject.
Extraoplate the risk factors, home dynamics, and demographics that place elders at greater risk.
Apply interventions to prevent elder mistreatment and protect at risk elders.
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