Elder Abuse

  • ID: 4753544
  • Book
  • 375 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Elder abuse is a national and international health crisis. It is a growing threat to a vulnerable population. Elder Abuse: Forensic and Legal Aspects is multidisciplinary and focuses on the psychological, financial, and physical abuse and neglect that are widespread across socioeconomic levels. It provides expert information on forensic and legal topics professionals need to understand in confronting elder abuse. The topics included are those most important in the detection and prosecution of elder abuse. Identification and epidemiology are discussed, as well as types and presentations of abuse. Written at a level for both professionals and students who wish to gain a broader understanding of specific forensic topics in the investigation and prosecution of elder maltreatment. This approach distinguishes Elder Abuse: Forensic and Legal Aspects from all others on this topic, as it will be primarily forensic focused, with applications to science and the law.
  • Covers the physical, sexual, financial and psychological types of elder abuse
  • Includes a section on domestic violence in the elderly, as well as wound identification
  • Provides a multidisciplinary approach that is emphasized with special sections on death investigation, evidence collection, the medical examiner's responsibilities, and the response of the justice system
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1. Epidemiology of Elder Abuse and Neglect
2. Identification of Elder Abuse
3. Dementia and Memory in the Elderly
4. Domestic Violence and Assault
5. Wound Identification in Physical Abuse
6. Sexual Assault
7. Financial Abuse
8. Psychological Abuse
9. Multidisciplinary Collaboration
10. Death Investigation
11. Forensic Toxicology and Medication Abuse in the Elderly
12. Medical Examiner Response
13. Evidence Collection
14. Justice System Response
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Carney, Amy
Dr. Carney has practiced in geriatrics for many years, and is a professor in Geriatrics at California State University, San Marcos. She is a former sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE-A). Dr. Carney is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) and has produced workshops in elder abuse for AAFS and the Ohio State Coroner's Association. The results of her doctoral dissertation, Battery and Abuse in the Elderly: A Forensic Analysis have been presented both nationally and internationally. She has been published in Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, American Jails, Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, as well as several books and forensic learning series.
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