Nursing in the aged care sector: Resident abuse and the reporting obligations

Kim Forrester

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Abstract

Elder abuse is recognised in many countries as a significant social, medical and legal issue. In an attempt to address this issue the Australian Government has recently enacted legislative amendments to the Aged Care Act 1997 (Cth). These amendments apply to providers in the residential aged care sector who are in receipt of Commonwealth Government subsidies. Among a range of obligations aimed at the protection of the elderly is the requirement for the mandatory reporting of sexual and serious assault in the aged care sector. This column considers some of the issues relevant to addressing the abuse of older Australians.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-219
JournalJournal of Law and Medicine
Volume16
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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