TITLE

The elderly are not children

AUTHOR(S)
Shapiro, Joseph P.
PUB. DATE
January 1992
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;1/13/92, Vol. 112 Issue 1, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses elderly abuse and how the laws treat the problem equal to child abuse. Same system for reporting as child abuse; Legal system of reporting, investigation and even sometimes the involuntary institutionalization of a threatened aged person; To write elder-abuse laws, states copied existing child-abuse statutes; More cases are being reported; Most laws focus on physical, psychological and sexual abuse; Financial abuse; Most likely abusers are stressed care givers; More.
ACCESSION #
9201130871

 

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