Online Program

Session Abstract for #336039: Elder Abuse and the Role of Public Health Law and Health Services Administration

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 : 1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Emmanuel Jadhav, DrPH, Public Health, College of Health Professions, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI
This presentation discusses public health law, administration, and health services management as they address primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention efforts dedicated to elder abuse. Public health law and civil and criminal law inform and influence general elder abuse prevention efforts as well those undertaken by entities and agencies charged with addressing the problem.   Management of public agencies such as Adult Protective Services (typically housed in departments of social services) as well as investigatory and regulatory agencies (often the purview of public health departments) is an essential but often underappreciated element of preventing elder abuse and intervening to stop the problem when it occurs.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Explain the relationship of elder mistreatment to health services administration and public health law.

Keyword(s): Aging, Social Justice

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Dr. Jadhav has written an in press chapter in elder mistreatment and its relationship to health services administration and policy.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.