ERIC Number: ED218566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Interventions in Cases of Elderly Abuse within Medical Settings.
Hooyman, Nancy R.; Tomita, Sue
This paper describes a model, to be adopted or adapted by human services professionals, for overcoming barriers to the detection, intervention, and prevention of elder abuse. The barriers (professional denial of abuse problems, lack of detection, guidelines and intervention procedures, and the absence of community support services) are identified along with the seven model objectives designed to address these problems. The model's major components, i.e., development of written protocol for detection and assessment, education and training of staff, and identification of appropriate interventions at the individual, family and community level are presented in detail. The four appendices provide specific implementation aids including: (1) outlines for a medical history and psychosocial, physical and caregiver evaluations; (2) a care plan outline (diagnostic, educational, and therapeutic); (3) evaluation forms (Goldfark Dementice Scale, the Elderly Abuse Questionnaire, and the Elder Abuse Study form); and (4) a directory of community agencies with descriptions of services. A reference list is also included. (MCF)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Elder Abuse
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Gerontological Society (28th, San Diego, CA, February 27 - March 3, 1982).