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Elder Abuse - Laws and Limitations

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Although there is no uniform global definition of elder abuse, the World Health Organisation defines it as: "A single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person."

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Elder abuse is a social and political issue – and a crime. Although there is no uniform global definition of elder abuse, the most common definition used is that adopted by the World Health Organisation: "A single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person." Elder abuse may be intentional or unintentional and can take a variety of forms, including financial, physical, physiological and sexual.

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Linda Starr
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Dr Linda Starr (PhD) is an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University. She also has extensive experience as a registered nurse and is the South Australian practitioner member on the National Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Linda is passionate about the intersection between healthcare and the law, with a particular focus on the mandatory reporting of elder abuse.
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Michelle Watson
04 Jun 2021
I found this course to be very informative in what constitutes as elder abuse. As well as the signs and risks.
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Yamada Yuka
20 Jul 2021
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David Hely
12 Apr 2021
Great module
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Yam Gurung
15 Mar 2021
It has helped me to know much about different way of elder abuse in aged care sector and way to minimize it.
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Diane Whiston
05 Jun 2021
Very well presented, and easy to understand.
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La BARAMY
07 Oct 2020
good information
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Anisha Pathak
10 Jun 2021
informative
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RUKSHAN SHRESTHA
31 Mar 2021
Very informative and well described.
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Manju Thapa
25 Mar 2021
I have learned much more about elder abuse. Very helpful.
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Saragh Parfitt
06 Jun 2021
A simple, quick read with very relevant content.
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