Forensic Nurses

Nursing Response to Elder Mistreatment Curriculum

Module 6: Screening and Assessment

  • Screening and assessment for elder mistreatment: why, when, where, with whom and how.
  • Steps in asking screening and assessment questions.
  • Enhancing communication with patients and families/caregivers.
  • Discuss why, when, where, with whom and how screening and assessment with older patients for elder mistreatment should occur; 
  • Identify steps in interviewing older patients to screen and assess for elder mistreatment;
  • Discuss appropriate questions to ask during the screening and assessment process; and
  • Describe methods and techniques to communicate with patients, as well as their caregivers and family members, when screening and assessing for elder mistreatment.
Time Allotment: 2 hours; 3.25 hours with optional activity


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Instructor's Manual

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