The barriers to effectively recognize report and respond to the needs of older persons who are abused neglected and exploited in rural America

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"While nurses in emergency departments are well placed to identify cases of suspected elder abuse, a crucial factor influencing patient outcomes is the quality of the community care/emergency department interface....? (Day, 2007, p. 169)

One researcher in an attempt to better understand the dynamics and risk factors of elder maltreatment details risk factors for the perpetrator that could potentially serve as a guide to the development of elder maltreatment in a care situation the grouping included four degreed standards for the development of elder maltreatment having both a demographic and personal causal stance "physical and mental impairment of the patient; increased stress in caring for a disabled family member; family history of domestic violence; and the pathological behavior of the abuser (such as drug and alcohol abuse)....? (Jones, Holstege & Holstege, 1997, 579) With these four categories and foundational intervention, i.e. survey work as well as recognition of both the definitions of elder maltreatment and the actual event of it many individuals might be helped on the community level, and most specifically at the primary and emergency care levels of healthcare. Barriers to recognition include limited and short duration access to healthcare, limited laws and regulations to help guide and define elder maltreatment and limitations in response modality in the community and in healthcare systems. As was noted previously the intervention level recognition often occurs in emergency departments and the burden of follow up, to refer individuals to intervention specialists therefore must be addressed, as traditionally these departments are charged with triage rather than long term outcomes, but as with child neglect and abuse they must also be equipped to provide referrals to public health and even law enforcement that will thoroughly investigate and respond to the potential and real cases of elder maltreatment that occur annually. "Although physicians and nurses are best positioned to recognize and diagnose cases of elder abuse, the

level of reporting these cases is much lower than its true incidence....? (Almogue, Weiss, Marcus & Beloosesky, 2010, p. 86) Many also question the need to further the preparedness of healthcare providers for addressing elder maltreatment, at…[continue]



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"The Barriers To Effectively Recognize Report And Respond To The Needs Of Older Persons Who Are Abused Neglected And Exploited In Rural America", 17 January 2011, Accessed.17 December. 2014, http://www.paperdue.com/essay/the-barriers-to-effectively-recognize-report-3994