Presentation Title

Elder Mistreatment: An Iminant Issue for Our Aging Population

Presenter Information

Abigail DoyleFollow

Major

Public Health

Anticipated Graduation Year

2022

Access Type

Open Access

Abstract

Elder mistreatment are intentional actions that cause harm or create risk of harm to a vulnerable elder. Often the perpetrator is an elder’s caregiver or someone they trust. The risk for elder mistreatment is greater when an individual is heavily reliant on their caregiver and cannot advocate for their own needs effectively. Further research is necessary to determine what health conditions and identities put individuals at a greater risk of becoming victims. As such, research on the most effective culturally appropriate strategies to reduce elder mistreatment is necessary. Thus, understanding where the patterns of abuse lie is a first step to preventing elder mistreatment.

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Dr. Justin Harbison, Professor, Parkinson School of Public Health, Anthony Macintosh, Professor, Parkinson School of Public Health

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Elder Mistreatment: An Iminant Issue for Our Aging Population

Elder mistreatment are intentional actions that cause harm or create risk of harm to a vulnerable elder. Often the perpetrator is an elder’s caregiver or someone they trust. The risk for elder mistreatment is greater when an individual is heavily reliant on their caregiver and cannot advocate for their own needs effectively. Further research is necessary to determine what health conditions and identities put individuals at a greater risk of becoming victims. As such, research on the most effective culturally appropriate strategies to reduce elder mistreatment is necessary. Thus, understanding where the patterns of abuse lie is a first step to preventing elder mistreatment.