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Last Update:  October 05, 2014 
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Elder Abuse: Research, Practice, and Health Policy
The 2012 GSA Maxwell Pollack Award Lecture by Xinqi Dong, MD, MPH,
The Gerontologist, 3/14/14

This article discusses two federal laws dealing with elder abuse, the Older Americans Act and the Elder Justice Act
as well as the need for major research to develop strategies to detect, treat and prevent elder abuse, particularly
given the increasing diversity of the aging population.

Statutes to Combat Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes; The Nursing Home Reform Act and the Elder Justice Act
were enacted to address abuse of elderly patients in nursing homes

Richard Weinmeyer, JD, MPhil,
American Medical Association Virtual Mentor, May, 2014, Volume 16, Number 5: 359-364

This article provides an overview of federal laws and regulation designed to eliminate elder abuse in nursing homes. 
It also cites studies that report an extremely high rate of abuse and neglect in nursing homes.

Elder Abuse and Its Prevention: Workshop Summary
Rachel M. Taylor, Rapporteur; Forum on Global Violence Prevention;
Board on Global Health; Institute of Medicine; National Research Council

This workshop was organized to shed light on this underappreciated and often overlooked form of violence, elder abuse.


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Elder Abuse