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Identifying abuse in older people

28 September 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article provides a broad overview of the issues relating to the abuse of older people. Information is included to help nurses identify suspected cases of abuse...

Protecting older people from abuse

01 December 2002

Nursing Older People


There has been increasing awareness of elder abuse since the 1970s and a consequent development of public services to deal with it, along with a developing body of...

Improved safeguarding of older people through inter-agency learning

30 December 2012

Nursing Older People

A&S Science

Elder abuse remains a significant problem nationally and globally. Early definitions of abuse, however, oversimplified the phenomena and while the complexity of...

Study of factors that affect abuse of older people in nursing homes

08 December 2010

Nursing Management


This article discusses the effects of long-term care facility traits on the maltreatment of older people. Participants in this quantitative, descriptive study were...

Keep older people safe

19 June 2007

Nursing Standard


It is estimated that more than half a million older people experience some form of abuse. A whole-profession response is needed to protect vulnerable people and stop...

Elder abuse: responsibilities of staff when safeguarding nursing home residents in the Republic of Ireland

12 October 2022

Nursing Older People


Elder abuse is a growing concern for nurses who work with older people, and safeguarding incidents can be challenging and complex to manage. In the Republic of...

Safeguarding adults at risk of abuse

15 January 2024

Nursing Standard

Care experience

Safeguarding adults at risk of abuse presents complex ethical challenges. By knowing what counts as adult abuse, recognising the signs of adult abuse and...