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Nurs Clin North Am. 2011 Dec;46(4):385-90, v. doi: 10.1016/j.cnur.2011.08.005.

Types of abuse.

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Monmouth University, Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies, 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ 07764, USA. jmahoney@monmouth.edu

Abstract

The four most common types of abuse are physical, sexual, emotional, and economic. Abuse is often further categorized into child abuse, intimate partner violence, and elder abuse. This article describes the important role that nurses and health care providers play in detecting, assessing, and reporting abuse. Armed with increased knowledge about signs and symptoms of abuse, nurses can guide patients to the appropriate resources.

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22055896
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10.1016/j.cnur.2011.08.005
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