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Details
CPD1h 30m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)140
First Published
Updated14 October 2019
Expires 14 October 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

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.

Note: all names, incidents and locations featured in the scenarios are fictional. The resemblance to any individual or circumstance is entirely coincidental.

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.

Educator

Portrait of Linda Starr
Linda Starr

Dr Linda Starr has undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in general, mental health nursing, law, education and a PhD in legal issues in elder abuse. Linda has extensive experience as an RN in metropolitan and rural locations, in general nursing, mental health, forensic health, aged care and management. She has held senior positions in academia, including the dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Linda has publications in health law and forensic health issues. Linda is an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University and a consultant educator in health law and ethics for nurses, midwives and carers. She is chair of the SA Board of Nursing and Midwifery, fellow of the College of Nursing Australia, foundation president of the Australian Forensic Nurses Association, member on the School of Health Academic Advisory Board for Open Colleges and the international member on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Forensic Nursing. See Educator Profile

Details
CPD1h 30m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)140
First Published
Updated14 October 2019
Expires 14 October 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topics
Aged Care
Residential Aged Care
Mental Health
Legal
Ethics
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

Learner Reviews

4.5
140 Total Rating(s)
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Chandar Kanta Goundan
26 Feb 2020

well presented

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Jennifer Harris-Smith
26 Feb 2020

Good resource.

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Elena Pitts
24 Feb 2020

Very good module.

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Winston Pablo Villamin
24 Feb 2020

This resource is very informative.

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Kym Edgerton
24 Feb 2020

This topic was well structured and the information contained in the course was informative and presented in very relevant and understandable sections. This subject is so important not only for health care workers both in Residential Aged Care Facilities as well as in the community but for everyone who cares for or who has an older person/s in their life.

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Carmel EVANS
21 Feb 2020

I found this to be very interesting and informative

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Davinder Kaur
21 Feb 2020

this module was prepared with current practice and knowledge.

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Berni Werner
21 Feb 2020

Great course very informative

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Miriama Vasutoga
20 Feb 2020

Have learnt a lot from this topic and relevant to apply in my workplace

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Juliet CLIFFORD
19 Feb 2020

more understanding for what is legal and not