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Nurs Manag (Harrow). 2010 Dec;17(8):20-4.

Study of factors that affect abuse of older people in nursing homes.

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Pat Matthews Academic School of Nursing, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel.

Abstract

This article discusses the effects of long-term care facility traits on the maltreatment of older people. Participants in this quantitative, descriptive study were staff working at 24 of the 300 long-term facilities for older people in Israel. Slightly more than half of the sample reported abuse of older residents in the previous 12 months, manifesting in one or more types of maltreatment. High staff turnover was associated with a greater risk of mental or physical neglect, and the total number of maltreatment incidents.

PMID:
21229867
DOI:
10.7748/nm2010.12.17.8.20.c8143
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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