Elder Abuse and Nursing

What Nurses Need to Know and Can Do
by Carol Miller, MSN, RN-BC
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Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Publication Date: September 28, 2016

ISBN: 9780826131539

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Nurses are required by law to report elder abuse even when it is suspected but not verified. This is the only research-based and clinically oriented text that applies what is known about different forms of elder abuse in domestic and long-term care settings to the everyday experiences of practicing nurses. Content not only addresses legal and ethical concerns, but also serves as an essential guide to caring for older adults, delineating the role of nurses in detecting, suspecting, reporting, assessing, intervening for, and preventing elder abuse in all clinical settings. Detailed and unfolding case studies throughout the text illustrate nurses in action as they address elder abuse in commonly encountered nurse-client or nurse patient situations.