Wound identification and physical abuse

Chapter

Abstract

  • © 2019 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Injury in older persons challenges health-care providers (HCPs), particularly when the cause and manner of cutaneous manifestations are unknown. Consequently, HCPs order a barrage of tests to sort differential diagnoses that are dependent on known comorbidity. The following chapter helps the HCPs initiate a forensic lens to distinguish between intentional and unintentional injury, forming a basis for reporting in institutions where older persons seek care.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9780128157794
  • Start Page

  • 107
  • End Page

  • 138