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.
Nursing Standard. 22, 46,49-55. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.07.22.46.49.c6601
Published in print: 23 July 2008Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review