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Title: Case Detection of Abused Elderly Parents
Journal: American Journal of Psychiatry  Volume:139  Issue:2  Dated:(February 1982)  Pages:189-192
Author(s): E Rathbone-McCuan; B Voyles
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The authors summarize the types of intrafamily violence affecting the elderly and state that denial by professionals and lack of information are serious barriers to intervention.
Abstract: They present guidelines for case detection during the in-home interview, which include recognition of physical indicators, fearful behavior by the elderly victim, and family members' disinterest or aggressive behavior. The authors question the current practice of assigning unqualified personnel to conduct case assessment and propose training in the detection of intrafamily abuse of the elderly. (Publisher abstract)
Index Term(s): Crime detection; Crisis intervention; Domestic assault; Elder Abuse
Note: Presented at the Regional Public Welfare Association Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, April 17, 1980.
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