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NCJ Number: NCJ 241593     Find in a Library
Title: Resident-to-Resident Abuse in Nursing Homes as Reported by Nurse Aides
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Author(s): Nicholas G. Castle, Ph.D., M.H.A., AGSF
  Journal: Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect  Volume:24  Issue:4  Dated:October - December 2012  Pages:340 to 356
Date Published: 10/2012
Page Count: 17
  Annotation: This research examined resident-to-resident abuse, including verbal, physical, material, psychological, and sexual abuse.
Abstract: Information on the scale and scope of resident-to-resident abuse, including verbal, physical, material, psychological, and sexual abuse, is presented. Nursing homes (n = 249) from 10 States were used, with a total of 4,451 nurse aides in these facilities returning the questionnaire. Most nursing homes experienced verbal, physical, material, and psychological abuse, but sexual abuse was less common. The findings clearly show that both the scale and scope of resident-to-resident abuse is high in nursing homes. Resident-to-resident abuse is common enough to be considered an issue of concern impacting the quality of life and safety of many residents. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Elderly victims
Index Term(s): Crimes against the elderly ; Elderly offenders ; Institutional elder abuse
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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