Ferreting out elder abuse

Mannix, Margaret; Hawkins, Dana
December 1992
U.S. News & World Report;12/7/92, Vol. 113 Issue 22, p81
Reports that new guidelines from the American Medical Association (AMA) urge doctors to identify, treat and help prevent abuse of the elderly. The AMA suggests that doctors routinely interview elderly patients alone and ask leading questions. Up to 2 million older people a year are abused; Suggestions for physicians other health professionals.


Related Articles

  • PRODUCT & SERVICE.  // Credit Union Journal;7/21/2003, Vol. 7 Issue 29, p50 

    Reports on the collaborative efforts of several credit unions, banks and the Santa Clara County Adult Protection Services to attack elder abuse scams in California. Consideration of possible savings fraud; Intervention in cases senior citizen exploitation; Assessment of the mortality rates of...

  • Communities aren't helpless: Outreach to older alcoholics works. Shipman, A. // Aging;1990, Issue 361, p18 

    Looks at Geriatric Substance Abuse Programs in two Massachusetts communities. The goals of the program; How attitudes toward the elderly and alcoholism were addressed; The intervention process.

  • Survey of state public health departments on procedures for reporting elder abuse. Ehrlich, P.; Anetzberger, G. // Public Health Reports;Mar/Apr91, Vol. 106 Issue 2, p151 

    Presents results of a study of state health departments' awareness of and procedures for reporting elder abuse. Study methods; Awareness of state laws; Written protocols and training programs; Reporting difficulties; Possible reasons for an appearance of inactivity on the part of state health...

  • An intervention program for dentists to detect elder abuse and neglect. Jorgensen, Jay E. // Public Health Reports;Mar/Apr93, Vol. 108 Issue 2, p171 

    Details a proposal for an intervention program for dentists to detect elder abuse and neglect. Varying definitions of elder abuse; Types of abuse; Three groups of dentists participating; Budget; More.

  • Silent tears. Williams III, G. // Redbook;Mar91, Vol. 176 Issue 5, p172 

    Examines the growing incidence of elderly abuse, as people over age 60 are increasingly beaten, ridiculed, neglected, emotionally tortured and financially ripped off. Examples of abuse; Quest for power; How and where to get help. INSET: Where to get help (for elder abuse).;The signs of abuse...

  • Elder abuse and neglect: How to recognize warning signs and intervene. Peterson, Monte; Paris, Barbara E. Camm // Geriatrics;Apr95, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p47 

    Presents a case of elder abuse or neglect to illustrate how to recognize the signs of abuse or neglect in older patients. History and physical examination; Types of abuse; Risk factors; Assessment for possible case of abuse or neglect; Sources of assistance on dealing with an elder abuse case;...

  • CME geriatrics exam.  // Geriatrics;Apr95, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p52 

    Presents a quiz focused on the topic of elder abuse and neglect.

  • Abuse and neglect . . . so prevalent yet so elusive. Paris, Barbara // Geriatrics;Oct2003, Vol. 58 Issue 10, p10 

    Editorial. Comments on the difficulties of physicians to detect elder abuse and neglect. Evidence that a large number of neglected and abused patients are passing through the healthcare system undetected and untreated; Availability of Adult Protective Services and nursing home regulations in...

  • Elder abuse. Bradley, Mark // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);8/31/96, Vol. 313 Issue 7056, p548 

    Focuses on elder abuse in Great Britain. Causes of elder abuse; Interventions; Legislation covering the act; Case studies.

  • Power and Control: Understanding Domestic Abuse in Later Life. Brandl, Bonnie // Generations;Summer2000, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p39 

    Discusses the domestic abuse in elders in the United States. Forms of elder abuse; Impact of caregiver stress to domestic elder abuse.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics