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Elder Mistreatment Online Module

Elder Mistreatment Online Module

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Debra Bynum, MD
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An extensive online-based module that addresses elder mistreatment and neglect: how to identify mistreatment, risk factors for both victims and perpetrators, results of neglect, and the legal issues of elder mistreatment, among other details. The module also identifies elder mistreatment in an acute care setting, creating a hospital based program, and 6 cases to test your knowledge.

Educational objectives: 

After conclusion of this module, the learner will be able to: 1. Define elder mistreatment 2. Describe the types of elder mistreatment and its signs and consequences. 3. Screen for and recognize cases of elder mistreament in the acute care setting. 4. Take appropriate action to report cases of elder mistreatment.

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Internet access will be necessary - the laws addressed are specific to North Carolina

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Suggested Citation:
Debra Bynum. Elder Mistreatment Online Module. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: