Forensic Markers of Physical Abuse and Documenting Physical Abuse for Prosecution

Source: The United States Department of Justice

Published: 2017

Summary:

Research about elder abuse is expanding our knowledge about its causes, risk factors, outcomes and interventions.

Sidney Stahl, Ph.D., Consultant, Elder Justice Research Initiative, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, hosts a discussion with Laura Mosqueda, M.D., FAAFP, AGSF, Chair, Department of Family Medicine, Professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics, Associate Dean of Primary Care, at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, and Page Ulrey, J.D., Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Seattle, WA.

Dr. Mosqueda. MD has completed some of the only forensic research in the context of elder abuse.  She will share her findings with attendees and introduce a physician-friendly protocol for documenting physical abuse for prosecutors should the case go to trial.  The webinar is being co-presented by Ms. Page Ulrey who will describe the value of the new protocol from a prosecutor’s perspective.

Link: Forensic Markers of Physical Abuse and Documenting Physical Abuse for Prosecution

Topics: Multidisciplinary, Screening/Assessment

Access: Web-based

Intended Use: Self-directed Learning, Teaching Others

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

Level: Advanced, Intermediate

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