Elder Mistreatment

Chapter

Abstract

Elder mistreatment is a widespread problem whose recognition falls within the scope of nearly all physicians treating patients. Urologists, more than ever, are commonly long-term providers of care to their older adult patients over several years, developing meaningful therapeutic relationships. The patient’s urologist may be in an excellent position to recognize the presence of abuse and neglect. However, studies have demonstrated that it is a problem under-recognized by most physicians. As mandated reporters in most states, physicians are crucial in recognizing the signs and symptoms of mistreatment and intervening early to prevent further harm to the patient.

Keywords

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Family MedicinePremier Physicians Medical GroupStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Department of Family Medicine and Landon Center on AgingUniversity of Kansas Medical CenterKansas CityUSA

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