Elder Abuse and Mistreatment: A Two-Part Training Program

Source: The Portal of Geriatrics Online Education (POGOe)

Published: 2013


Although health care practitioners have a legal and ethical duty to identify and intervene in suspected cases of elder abuse and mistreatment, the existing lack of knowledge and perceived barriers to reporting often interferes with this duty. The goal of the elder abuse and mistreatment learning modules is to provide case-based training to health care professionals. The training consists of two presentation modules with embedded speaker notes. Module One: Identifying Elder Abuse, focuses on the descriptions, signs and symptoms of elder abuse and mistreatment. Module Two: Screening and Intervening, concentrates on screening for elder abuse and mistreatment and provides guidance for intervention. Combined, these modules provide a basic understanding of elder abuse and mistreatment to assist health care practitioners in identifying and reporting this prominent public health problem.

Link: Elder Abuse and Mistreatment: A Two-Part Training Program

Topics: Overview/General, Reporting, Screening/Assessment

Access: Download

Intended Use: Teaching Others

Audience: Health Care, Social Services

Level: Basic