Author in the Room: Elder Mistreatment

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..."


Summary Points:

  • 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. 



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