Forensic Markers of Elder Abuse and Neglect

Source: National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD), National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) and National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA)

Published: 2015

Summary:

It is often difficult to figure out if an injury or wound is due to elder abuse. In part, this is because many of the normal and common age-related changes mask and mimic signs of elder abuse. “Older adults bruise easily” and “old people who aren’t mobile develop pressure sores” are common refrains that may be hard to refute. In this webinar we will review the research and clinical findings that help distinguish forensic markers of elder mistreatment. Click to access the main website

Supplemental Material:

Link: Forensic Markers of Elder Abuse and Neglect

Topics: Physical Abuse

Access: Web-based

Intended Use: Self-directed Learning, Teaching Others

Audience: Advocates, Health Care, Legal/Law Enforcement, Social Services

Level: Intermediate

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