Date of Award
Thesis - Restricted
Master of Science (MS)
A review of the literature concerning abuse of the elderly is presented to guide nurses in identification, intervention, and prevention of abuse. Five types of abuse are discussed : physical, psychological, material, active neglect, and passive neglect. Incidence of abuse is explored. A profile of the abused elder includes behavioral and physical indicators. A profile of the abuser is also included. Assessment of the elder and caretaker, along with a review of assessment tools is presented. Interventions including professional, legal, and preventative actions are reviewed. Implications for nursing, legal, definitional, research, and social areas are identified.
Gold, Ellen, "Abuse of the Elderly : a Profile of the Abused and Abuser : Implications for Nursing" (1989). Master's Theses (1922-2009) Access restricted to Marquette Campus. 3235.