November 8, 2014
J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2013 Oct;14(10):724-30. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2013.02.014. Epub 2013 May 9.
Author Address: Department of Dermatology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Redwood City, CA.
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 4483Author: Chang, A. L., Wong, J. W., Endo, J. O. and Norman, R. A.
Title: Geriatric dermatology: Part II. Risk factors and cutaneous signs of elder mistreatment for the dermatologist
Journal: J Am Acad Dermatol
Pages: 533 e1-10; quiz 543-4
Short Title: Geriatric dermatology: Part II. Risk factors and cutaneous signs of elder mistreatment for the dermatologist
Alternate Journal: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
ISSN: 1097-6787 (Electronic)
Accession Number: 23522422
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Abstract: Cutaneous signs may be the most visible hint of elder mistreatment. Dermatologists are in a unique position to recognize and report physical abuse and neglect in the older patient population. In this review, we describe the scope and impact, risk factors, cutaneous signs, and appropriate responses to suspected elder mistreatment. There is a critical need for additional evidence to inform clinical practice in the field of elder abuse and neglect. Recognition and reporting of suspected elder mistreatment by the dermatologist can be life-saving for the older patient.
Notes: Chang, Anne Lynn S
Wong, Jillian W
Endo, Justin O
Norman, Robert A
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov’t
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Apr;68(4):533.e1-10; quiz 543-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2013.01.001.