Table 2Screening Recommendations for Elder Abuse and Neglect

Organization, yearRecommendations
American College of Emergency Physicians, 201178Emergency personnel should assess patients for intimate partner violence and child and elder maltreatment and neglect. Emergency physicians should be familiar with signs and symptoms of intimate partner violence and child and elder maltreatment and neglect.
American Medical Association, 200771Physicians should make all efforts to address violence and abuse of patients, including elder abuse.
Emergency Nurses Association, 200677Emergency nurses should be involved in the development, implementation, and use of routine protocols and procedures for the assessment, identification, and referral of victims of family and intimate partner violence, maltreatment, and neglect. This is extended to elder abuse in the position statement.

From: 1, INTRODUCTION

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