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J Elder Abuse Negl. 2012 Oct;24(4):340-56. doi: 10.1080/08946566.2012.661685.

Resident-to-resident abuse in nursing homes as reported by nurse aides.

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Department of Health Policy & Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA. castlen@pitt.edu

Abstract

Information on the scale and scope of resident-to-resident abuse, including verbal, physical, material, psychological, and sexual abuse, is presented. Nursing homes (n = 249) from ten states were used, with a total of 4,451 nurse aides in these facilities returning the questionnaire. Most nursing homes experienced verbal, physical, material, and psychological abuse, but sexual abuse was less common. Our findings clearly show that both the scale and scope of resident-to-resident abuse is high in nursing homes. Resident-to-resident abuse is common enough to be considered an issue of concern impacting the quality of life and safety of many residents.

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23016729
DOI:
10.1080/08946566.2012.661685
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