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Nurses "are guided by an ethical & humanitarian philosophy in which every human being deserves respect, regardless of racial, social, cultural, sexual, economic, religious, or other factors." (Mosby, Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Professions)

Elder Abuse

Government Documents

ELDER JUSTICE:  Stronger Federal Leadership Could Enhance National Response to Elder Abuse 2011 - (Electronic Government Document) The most recent study of the extent of elder abuse estimated that 14.1 percent of non-institutionalized older adults had experienced physical, psychological,or sexual abuse; neglect; or financial exploitation in the past year. This study and three other key studies...identified likely underestimate the full extent of elder abuse...

JUSTICE FOR ALL:  Ending Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Financial Exploitation 2011 - (Electronic Government Document)

eBooks - UTM library catalog

Elder Abuse Detection and Intervention : A Collaborative Approach (2007)

Male Victims of Elder Abuse : Their Experiences and Needs (2001)

Elder Mistreatment : Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation in an Aging America (2003)

DVDs on Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse Five Case Studies (2003)
An Age for Justice: Confronting Elder Abuse in America (2010)

Nursing Journals for Gerontology

Journal of Gerontological Nursing - Our ProQuest Database offers full text of this journal through the current month. 

Canadian Journal on Aging - Project MUSE offers full text of this journal through the current month.  There is an option to have the journal translated if you see an article in French.

Geriatrics & Gerontology International - Our Wiley Online Library Database offers full text of this journal through the current month.

e-Books on Gerontology

eBooks on Gerontology

Gerontology Web Sites

Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes

National Gerontological Nursing Association with external links

National Institute on Aging - NIA supports and conducts genetic, biological, clinical, behavioral, social, and economic research to better understand the aging process, as well as diseases, conditions, and other problems or needs associated with growing older.

Government Web Sites

NIH Senior Health - Health and Wellness Information for Senior Adults

VA Evidence-based Synthesis Program Evidence Brief: Role of the Annual Comprehensive Physical Examination in the Asymptomatic Adult (October 2011) To evaluate the value of the routine (e.g. annual) physical examination in asymptomatic adults. Specifically, what components of the routine physical examination are currently recommended by high-quality evidence-based guidelines.