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Developing a strategy to tackle elder abuse

VOL: 98, ISSUE: 01, PAGE NO: 42Lois Dugmore, MBA, MSc, BA, RMN, is senior nurse manager, The Caludon Centre, Coventry Healthcare NHS TrustElder abuse is a problem that has been recognised relatively recently and health care professionals often find it difficult to identify and act upon. Although the prevalence of elder abuse is not easy to determine, it is thought to be only marginally lower than that of child abuse.

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