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This paper discusses elder abuse assessment and prevention. It analyzes the factors that contribute to elder abuse and discusses reasons why elder abuse is rarely reported. The paper then discusses assessment of the problem and suggests possible solutions to prevent its occurrence. The paper specifically focuses on the nurse's role in the prevention of elder abuse.
From the Paper:"Elder abuse is prevalent in our society and is becoming more widespread with an aging population and their care taking place at home. Elder abuse assumes several forms but is not easily identified as abuse. In order to assist elders who are abused, nurses need excellent assessment skills. The most effective means for preventing elder abuse is through health teaching for seniors, caregivers, nurses and health providers, and for the general public. Basically, the aim of prevention strategies is to place decision making back in the hands of the senior (Fletcher, 2000). The nurse has many resources and support groups available to help the senior who is in danger of potential abuse or who has actually been abused."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Erb, B. (2004). Restorative response to elder abuse. Canadian Mennonite, 8 (1), 28.
- Fletcher, M. (2000). The abuse stops here. The Canadian Nurse, 96 (8), 18-24.
- Gray-Vickrey, P. (2004). Combating elder abuse. Nursing, 34 (10), 47-51.
Cite this Term Paper:
Elder Abuse (2007, November 15) Retrieved September 21, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/elder-abuse-99598/
"Elder Abuse" 15 November 2007. Web. 21 September. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/elder-abuse-99598/>