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Issues were raised on the wording of the Form, which was viewed as limiting and not providing ample space for the nurse, assistant nurse, social worker or doctor to explore further. In general, the participants expressed their reservations about the applicability of the SWEF to the Geneva context.

Follow-up strategies for detecting elder abuse and neglect are currently being de- signed in collaboration with the Alter Ego association. ey are based on a multidis- ciplinary approach to tackle elder abuse and neglect. e need to review the role of nurses in the process of detecting elder abuse and neglect was also emphasized.

  • e groups recommend establishing a con-

tinuing platform or forum and a helpline,

such as ALMA in France, where frontline workers can share and obtain information related to elder abuse and neglect.

Other ideas included the integration of these questions in clinical ethics, geriatric and gerontological curricula. e question- naire could be also added to the Vieillir en Liberté Internet platform, a programme of community-based health care for older people, centred on respect for human rights, autonomy and solidarity.

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