Elder Abuse: Is every bruise a sign of abuse?

Maria T. Carney, Fay S. Kahan, Barbara E.C. Paris

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Each year, between 1 1/2 and 2 million older adults in the United States are abused. Physicians are in an ideal position to recognize, manage and prevent elder mistreatment. This article uses a problem-solving format to discuss a case report. This case, which spanned two years, highlights the true difficulty in recognizing and managing elder mistreatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-74
Number of pages6
JournalMount Sinai Journal of Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2003


  • Abuse
  • Aging
  • Elder abuse
  • Elderly
  • Frailty
  • Mistreatment
  • Neglect


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