Addressing Elder Abuse
Dental hygienists are well positioned to note the signs and symptoms of this increasingly common form of mistreatment among older adults.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify the types of elder abuse.
- List the risk factors for this type of mistreatment.
- Provide a profile of elder abuse perpetrators.
- Discuss the role of dental hygienists in reporting elder abuse.
This course was published in the May 2015 issue and expires May 31, 2018. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.