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Elder abuse should have been discussed in issue on ageing

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7141.1384a (Published 02 May 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1384
  1. P Badrinath, Specialist registrar in public health medicine,
  2. Sam Ramaiah, Director of public health medicine
  1. Walsall Health Authority, Lichfield House, Walsall WS1 1TE

    EDITOR—The BMJ should be complimented for devoting an entire issue to healthy ageing (25 October 1997). We were, however, surprised to find that the problem of elder abuse was not discussed. Elder abuse has attracted widespread attention in recent years. 1 2 Elder abuse may be defined as psychological (verbal), financial, sexual, or violent physical abuse that …

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