Elder Abuse: A Hidden Tragedy While our communities, educators and service providers have acknowledged the existence of elder abuse for a long time, it is only recently that a research agenda has been proposed (Wolf, 1999) and community awareness has been raised such that it is now considered a serious health concern for our ... Article
Article  |   January 01, 2002
Elder Abuse: A Hidden Tragedy
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  • Donna Weinrich
    Western Michigan University
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Article   |   January 01, 2002
Elder Abuse: A Hidden Tragedy
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, January 2002, Vol. 7, 5-10. doi:10.1044/gero7.1.5
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, January 2002, Vol. 7, 5-10. doi:10.1044/gero7.1.5
Acknowledgments
The author would like to acknowledge the extensive work done by the Education Subcommittee of the Elder and Voluble Adult Abuse Prevention Committee (EVAAP) of the state of Maryland’s Department of Aging, Sue Ward, secretary. The Education Subcommittee, chaired by the author at that time, developed a train-the-trainer program to educate professionals who come in contact with older persons at risk for abuse. The profiles and indicators presented here are from this program’s manual.
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