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Interventions for preventing abuse in the elderly.

Kennedy, Catriona; Will, Jill


Jill Will


Elder abuse is a global problem with an estimated 10% of older people experiencing some form of abuse although many cases remain unreported and/or referred to social services. As such the true extent of elder abuse is relatively unknown and this poses significant challenges given the demographic changes wherein people are living longer. Maltreatment of older people, commonly referred to as elder abuse, is multidimensional and includes psychological, physical, sexual abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.


KENNEDY, C. and WILL, J. 2021. Interventions for preventing abuse in the elderly. International journal of nursing practice [online], 27(1), article ID e12870. Available from:

Journal Article Type Review
Acceptance Date May 27, 2020
Online Publication Date Jul 1, 2020
Publication Date Feb 28, 2021
Deposit Date Jun 8, 2020
Publicly Available Date Jul 1, 2020
Journal International journal of nursing practice
Print ISSN 1322-7114
Electronic ISSN 1440-172X
Publisher Wiley Open Access
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 27
Issue 1
Article Number e12870
Item Discussed BAKER, P.R.A., FRANCIS, D.P., HAIRI, N.N., OTHMAN, S. and CHOO, W.Y. 2016. Interventions for preventing abuse in the elderly. Cochrane database of systematic reviews 2016, 8, Article NO. CD010321. Available from:
Keywords Elder abuse; Maltreatment; Older people; Healthcare; Training; Education; Care; Support needs
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