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NCJ Number: 230264 Find in a Library
Title: Physician's Perspective: Elder Abuse and Neglect Over 25 Years
Journal: Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect  Volume:22  Issue:1-2  Dated:January-June 2010  Pages:94-104
Author(s): James G. O'Brien, M.D.
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 11
Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines physicians reporting of elder abuse.
Abstract: Twenty-five years of involvement with elder abuse and neglect has yielded mixed results. The contribution by physicians to elder abuse, in contrast with child abuse, has been very limited. Physicians, despite being in an advantaged position to intervene, lag behind other professionals in reporting. Potential remedies include identification of abuse as a syndrome to allow for reimbursement, increased education and research funding, and a greater advocacy role by physician organizations. Table and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Elderly victims
Index Term(s): Crimes against the elderly; Elder Abuse; Elderly victim services; Mandatory crime reporting; Physicians role in crime prevention; Victim/Witness Advocates
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