Flashcards in Mistreatment of older adults Deck (10):
What is mistreatment?
Intentional actions that cause harm or create a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult
True or false: mistreatment can occur without an intention to harm
True or false: excessive dependence of the elder on the caregiver or vice versa is a risk factor for inadequate caregiving
True or false: different ethnic groups largely agree on what is abuse and what isn't
Why do you want to do a full PE in cases of financial abuse?
Physical and financial abuse go hand in hand
Bruises found in what locations are suspicious for abuse?
inner arms or thigh bilaterally
What type of injuries should lead you to suspect abuse?
Unexplained falls, head injures
True or false: delays in seeking treatment can be a sign of abuse
What are the emotions from caregiver/pt that should lead you to suspect abuse?
Impatient from caregiver
Ambivalence from pt