Identifying, reporting and preventing elder abuse in the practice setting
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Identifying, reporting and preventing elder abuse in the practice setting

Julie McGarry Lecturer and deputy director, Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Studies, Graduate Entry Nursing, University of Nottingham, Derby
Christine Simpson Lecturer, School of Nursing, University of Nottingham, Derby

The purpose of this article is to raise awareness of elder abuse as an issue and its changing policy and legislative context. It highlights nurses’ roles and responsibilities, enabling the reader to explore the complexities that surround elder abuse as a phenomenon and recognise effective strategies for identifying, reporting and preventing elder abuse in the practice setting.

Correspondence julie.mcgarry@nottingham.ac.uk

Nursing Standard. 22, 46,49-55. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.07.22.46.49.c6601

Published in print: 23 July 2008

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This article has been subject to double blind peer review