Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Abuse: Recognition and Reporting for Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals
Objectives: Define “elder (older adult) abuse” and “dependent adult abuse." Recognize the indicators of abuse. Discuss the risk factors for those who experience abuse and its perpetrators. Explain the reporting process and barriers to reporting suspected abuse. Summarize protective interventions that may be taken in cases of abuse. Describe efforts to prevent abuse of persons at risk.
Description: Learn the indicators of elder abuse and dependent adult abuse and the risk factors for victims and perpetrators; how to accurately identify suspected abuse, reporting requirements, and protective interventions that may be taken.