Elder Abuse

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Details
CPD35m of CPD
First Published
Updated12 October 2019
Expires 02 November 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

Under review: This module is currently being updated to reflect new changes in legislation and practice. You can still complete the module in the meantime but please note that some information is yet to be updated.

This Mandatory Training Module explores elder abuse - one of the most challenging issues a healthcare worker may encounter. This module looks at elder abuse in the community and in residential care settings.

Content warning: please be aware that this Module contains graphics and information relating to elder abuse that some people may find distressing.

Topics
  • What constitutes elder abuse?
  • How do you identify abuse?
  • What is the correct process to follow when you suspect abuse of an older person?
  • What are your legal roles and responsibilities?
Learning Outcomes
  • Identify types of abuse of older people.
  • Recognise the signs of elder abuse and report them correctly, being aware of the sensitivity of the situation.
  • Understand the barriers to reporting abuse.
Target Audience

This module is relevant to nurses and healthcare workers in community and residential care settings.

Validation of Learning
  1. Read all your organisation’s relevant policies and procedures on a regular basis. Remember to record this in your portfolio.
  2. Reflect on what you have learned and if you will change your practice as a result. Document that in your portfolio too.
  3. Engage in discussion with a colleague about this module and what you have learned.

Disclosure

This material was developed by the content expert listed below. It is presented by a professional presenter.

Details
CPD35m of CPD
First Published
Updated12 October 2019
Expires
02 November 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Learning Tools
Topics
Aged Care
Residential Aged Care
Mental Health
Legal
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