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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Elder Abuse: Clinician Reporting

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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Elder Abuse: Clinician Reporting

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Author(s):  
Lisa O'Neill, MPH, Rae Vermeal, MA
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
POGOe Id: 
21167
Date Posted: 
02/29/2012
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
03/14/2018
Abstract: 

Elder Abuse: Clinician Reporting is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 

After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to…

  1. Identify reasons why clinicians fail to report elder abuse to Adult Protective Service (APS) agencies
  2. State current recommendations about screening for elder abuse
  3. Report suspected elder abuse to APS and know what to expect in terms of a response from APS.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as

  1. content is not changed,
  2. no one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. the reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."
Content Categories: 
Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Suggested Citation:
Lisa O'Neill and Rae Vermeal. Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Elder Abuse: Clinician Reporting. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/21167