Beyond Csi: How Forensic Techniques Combat Elder Abuse
Koin, Diana, Aging Today
On a routine visit, Mrs. F was found by her adult protective service (APS) worker to have bruises on her arms and to be quite confused. When law enforcement was notified and arrived to investigate, they transported Mrs. F to the county emergency room. A forensic examination was performed by an emergency room physician, who found additional bruises oh her chest and stomach. The physician also documented dehydration and malnutrition. Mental-status screening substantiated confusion and loss of recent memory; Mrs. F was unable to provide information about how she was injured.
Law enforcement's investigation learned that Mrs. F was living with her son, an unemployed known drug abuser. …
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Publication information: Article title: Beyond Csi: How Forensic Techniques Combat Elder Abuse. Contributors: Koin, Diana - Author. Magazine title: Aging Today. Volume: 26. Issue: 5 Publication date: September/October 2005. Page number: 9. © American Society on Aging Jan/Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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