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Elder Abuse: Five Case Studies

Elder Abuse: Five Case Studies

Thousands of older Americans are subjected to physical and emotional abuse by a spouse or adult child. In this video, the candid accounts of sufferers offer insights into the ambivalent feelings of older abuse victims as they try to find safety, and relief from their pain. Through their struggle, we also see a variety of interventions that can help to stop abuse, including counseling, shelters, supportive services, and legal action. This video is an outstanding tool for training nurses, therapists, and social workers and for alerting students to the complexities involved in elder abuse cases.

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