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.).