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J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2007 Nov;8(9):610-6.

Elder mistreatment in the nursing home: a systematic review.

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  • 1Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65212, USA.


Because of their significant dependence on others for their care, nursing home residents are potentially vulnerable to abuse and/or neglect. The topic of elder mistreatment, whether in the nursing home or other living environments, received little attention from clinicians and researchers until the past 2 decades. Original research is now emerging that sheds light on the scope of the problem and the challenges to timely prevention, identification, and management. Practitioners may use this information to recognize and change factors associated with a higher likelihood of nursing home mistreatment.

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