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4 – KEY POINTS TO REMEMBER

Abuse and neglect are problems which are little known within the health pro- fession.

ey appear daily during geriatric con- sultations.

ey happen to older people.

5 – SUGGESTED READINGS

Psychological and financial abuse, with neglect and abandonment are the most common forms of abuse and mistreat- ment towards older people.

American Medical Association: Diagnostic and Treatment Guidelines on Elder Abuse and Neglect, 1992, Chicago: AMA.

International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. www.inpea.net

Lachs MS, Pillemer K: Abuse and Neglect of Elderly Persons. NEJM 1995; 332:437-442.

National Center on Elder Abuse. www.elderabusecenter.org

World Health Organization: Missing Voices. Views of Older Persons on Elder Abuse, 2002, WHO/NMH/VIP/02.1. www.who.int/hpr/ageing/elderabuse.htm

Yoshikawa TT, Cobbs EL, Brummel-Smith K: Elder Mistreatment. Abuse and Neglect. In: Practical Ambulatory Geriatrics, p.134, 1998 (2nd. Ed.).

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