4188.0 Elder Abuse Symposium

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This symposium involves an array of issues that dominate in the field of elder abuse: its history and development as a public health issue and the major findings of notable research and practice that undergirds intervention and prevention efforts, discussion of the largest prevalence study conducted to date , health communications efforts and their efficacy, and identification of abuse through bruising patterns. The symposium concludes with future directions for public health researchers and practitioners as they confront the issue of elder mistreatment.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe and discuss the issue of elder mistreatment and its relationship to public health research and practice.

Injury Patterns Indicating Elder Mistreatment
Dan Sheridan, PhD, RN, FNE-A, FAAN
Elder Abuse and The Multiple Hit Hypothesis
Pamela B. Teaster, PhD, Rodney Guttmann, PhD, Marta S. Mendiondo, PhD and James Grace, BSW, BS

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Gerontological Health (newly approved name Aging & Public Health)
Endorsed by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)