The Elder Abuse Suspicion Index (EASI)©: Why a Suspicion Index and How Can It Be Used?
Source: National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD), National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) and National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA)
In this presentation, Mark Yaffe, M.D., discusses his research on the development and validation of a brief tool for physician use to support identification and assessment of the presence or absence of suspected elder abuse. Use of the tool has the potential to sensitize physicians to elder abuse and promote referrals of possible victims for in-depth assessment by specialized professionals. While the tool was validated for use by family physicians, this presentation will also discuss what potential may exist for use by other health and social service providers, as well as for self-administration by seniors. Click to access the main website
Intended Use: Self-directed Learning, Teaching Others
Audience: Advocates, Health Care, Legal/Law Enforcement, Social Services
Level: Advanced, Intermediate