Nursing: Geriatric Special Topics: Mistreatment Detection

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About the Course

Target Audience:  The target audience for this education program is nurses who want to enhance their ability to assess cognitive functioning of the older adult and intervene appropriately based on their assessment findings. 

Course Overview:  Most nurses in the acute care setting (and other settings) have likely provided care for an older adult suffering from elderly mistreatment without knowing.  In this course, elderly mistreatment is presented including types of mistreatment, assessment, risk factors that make vulnerable adults at risk for mistreatment, reporting, and important aspects of care.

Learning Objectives 

  • Discuss demographics related to elder mistreatment.
  • Identify the types of elder mistreatment.
  • Describe theories of elder mistreatment.
  • Identify risk factors that make older adults vulnerable for mistreatment.
  • Provide a framework for assessing, identifying, reporting, and managing cases of EM.

About the Author

Billy A. Caceres, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, AGPCNP-BC is from the New York University College of Nursing, New York, New York. 

Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN is the President of John A. Hartford, Foundation, New York, New York.

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