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  NCJ Number: NCJ 234185     Find in a Library
  Title: Nursing Response to Elder Mistreatment Curriculum
  Document URL: HTML 
  Corporate Author: International Assoc of Forensic Nurses
United States of America
  Date Published: 2006
  Page Count: 12
  Annotation: This Web site, from the International Association of Forensic Nurses, provides an online course for nurses to assist them in their response to situations of elder mistreatment.
  Abstract: This online course from the International Association of Forensic Nurses provides nurses with the essential knowledge and skills needed to respond to cases of elder mistreatment in an appropriate and efficient manner. The site has three main sections. The first section, “About this Curriculum,” includes the course outline; a discussion on the need for the course and the scope of elder mistreatment; the course goals, objectives, and outcomes; the course structure and target audience; and use of the instructor’s manual. The Modules section contains the links to the 12 modules: 1 - Introduction to the Course; 2 - Demographics of Aging; 3 - Scope and Nature of Elder Mistreatment; 4 - Laws and Policies Related to Elder Mistreatment, 5 - Ethical Issues in Elder Mistreatment Cases; 6 - Screening and Assessment for Elder Mistreatment; 7 - Assessing Patients for Signs of Elder Mistreatment; 8 - Multidisciplinary Team Approaches to Elder Mistreatment; 9 - Forensic Evidence in Elder Mistreatment Cases; 10 - Photo Documentation in Elder Mistreatment Cases; 11 - Documentation in Elder Mistreatment Cases; and 12 - Discharge and Care Transition Planning in Elder Mistreatment Cases. Each module includes an instructor’s manual, participant materials, and a slide presentation. The final section, “Resources,” includes helpful links to organizations that provide information and assistance to deal with the problem of elder mistreatment.
  Main Term(s): Elder Abuse
  Index Term(s): Forensic medicine ; Crimes against the elderly ; Forensics/Forensic Sciences ; Forensic science training ; Elderly victims ; Elderly victim services ; Institutional elder abuse
  Sponsoring Agency: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 2003-DD-BX-K006
  Sale Source: International Assoc of Forensic Nurses
1517 Ritchie Hwy, Ste 208
Arnold, MD 21012-2323
United States of America
  Type: Reference Material
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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