September 2011 Author in the Room® Teleconference
Author: Dr. Laura Mosqueda
Article: Elder Mistreatment: "I don't care anything about going to the doctor, to be honest..."
- Elder mistreatment encompasses a range of behaviors, including emotional, financial, physical and sexual abuse, neglect by other individuals, and self-neglect
- Nearly all of the United States has mandatory reporting laws for health care professionals.
- Dr. Laura Mosqueda discusses elder mistreatment in community-living older adults, associated factors and consequences, and practical approaches a health care professional can take when a reasonable suspicion of elder mistreatment arises.