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1

What is mistreatment?

Intentional actions that cause harm or create a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult

2

True or false: mistreatment can occur without an intention to harm

True

3

True or false: excessive dependence of the elder on the caregiver or vice versa is a risk factor for inadequate caregiving

True

4

True or false: different ethnic groups largely agree on what is abuse and what isn't

False

5

Why do you want to do a full PE in cases of financial abuse?

Physical and financial abuse go hand in hand

6

Bruises found in what locations are suspicious for abuse?

inner arms or thigh bilaterally

7

What type of injuries should lead you to suspect abuse?

Unexplained falls, head injures

8

True or false: delays in seeking treatment can be a sign of abuse

True

9

What are the emotions from caregiver/pt that should lead you to suspect abuse?

Impatient from caregiver
Ambivalence from pt

10

In what type of patient's is self-neglect particularly problematic?

Dementia pts