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Details
CPD55m of CPD
Rating
4.7
Total Rating(s)37
Publish Date24 May 2016
Review Date10 February 2019
Expiry Date23 May 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course enables health professionals to expose elder abuse and explore how it may manifest. Strategies to manage suspected elder abuse are also addressed.

Topics include:

  • Defining elder abuse
  • Incidence and types
  • Warning signs and risk factors
  • Barriers to disclosure
  • Mandatory reporting

Target audience

All health professionals across all areas of professional practice, particularly those working with older people.

Purpose

Provide current information on how elder abuse may be detected and to review your professional obligation with regards to mandatory reporting of elder abuse within Australia.

Need

Elder abuse is a major issue. However, the tendency is to assume that elder abuse is manifest as overt sexual abuse and blatant assault, but statistics show that it is commonly far subtler than that. Rather, elder abuse involves financial, psychological, social and neglectful abuse, as well as abuse that is sexual and physical in nature.

Older people are entitled to feel safe and secure, and to be treated in a respectful and dignified manner, wherever they reside, and so it is critical that all nurses are able to identify cases of elder abuse, understand why it happens, and what their professional obligations are in regards to intervention and reporting.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe elder abuse and common causes
  • Describe the different types of elder abuse
  • Explain nursing obligations for reporting suspected elder abuse in Australia

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

Portrait of Darren Wake
Darren Wake

Peripatetic and always intellectually restless, Darren Wake has pursued varied careers in journalism, media production, academic philosophy and nursing. As a nurse, he worked in the speciality areas of critical care, community care, remote area healthcare and education. As a formally qualified academic philosopher Darren taught undergraduate units in law and ethics in healthcare, although his principle research focus revolved around logic and the philosophy of language. Darren’s media production output can be found scattered about the Ausmed website and in his long forgotten days as a word monkey, he wrote for European publications such as The Scotsman, The Great Outdoors, Country Walking and The Times. In 2014 Darren consulted to the Department of Health for the development of Consumer Directed Care policy and guidelines for remote area communities in the Northern Territory. These days he is the managing editor of a small independent publishing company based in the United Kingdom, and lives in Tasmania. In his spare time, Darren is currently studying a formal course in celestial navigation, just in case the inevitable zombie apocalypse messes with the world’s GPS satellite system.

Details
CPD55m of CPD
Rating
4.7
Total Rating(s)37
Publish Date24 May 2016
Review Date10 February 2019
Expiry Date23 May 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Ethics
Residents
Residential Aged Care
Legal
Gerontological
Domestic Violence
Aged Care
Patient Safety
Mental Health
Documentation
Disclaimer

Further Learning

Learner Reviews

4.7

37 Total Rating(s)

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Pranathi Hari
22 Mar 2019

Very informative session

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Julieta Capili
21 Mar 2019

The topics discussed the different types of elder abuse which includes the following: physical, social, sexual, financial, psychological and neglect. Describe the management and reporting of elder abuse.

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Carolyn Tranter
21 Mar 2019

This is an excellent learning package and one which all aged care workers should watch. The scenarios are practical and totally relatable. It also reinforces legal and professional responsibilities of Registered health care professionals.

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Irene Fletcher
19 Mar 2019

Concise and informative.

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Ricardo Javier
18 Mar 2019

its helpful and timely, as what is happening around the aged care provider nowadays due to lacking of education about elderly abuse.

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Dale Burnham
17 Mar 2019

This was extremely educating as many of my patients are elderly

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Lauren Moody
15 Mar 2019

Covered the topic well with great practice questions and scenarios.

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Jennifer Walters
13 Mar 2019

I found this resource very informative.

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Gilian Douglass
07 Mar 2019

Informative

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Jenny Baker (Gammon)
06 Mar 2019

Valuable resource refresh existing knowledge should be mandatory for all care workers !