This editorial comments on the article by Rosen et al. in this issue, which provides a comprehensive review of programs designed to identify, treat, or prevent elder mistreatment (EM).
The authors are to be commended for a well documented, systematic examination of the peer reviewed literature. To avoid missing promising or innovative approaches, they included all programs, whether or not they had been evaluated. They identified 115 programs that they categorized by each program's primary focus: educational (53 percent), multidisciplinary team (21 percent), psychoeducational therapy counseling (15 percent), and legal services/support (8 percent). They also looked at whether each program was integrated into an acute care hospital and the likelihood that the program could be implemented in a low resource environment. For readers interested in specific approaches, they offer detailed information on each program in an online supplement.
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- National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Publications Catalog, Fourth Edition, 1985-1994