The nurse’s perception of elderly abuse in Tehran, Iran

Journal of Nursing & Care

ISSN: 2167-1168

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The nurse’s perception of elderly abuse in Tehran, Iran

3rd Euro Nursing & Medicare Summit

July 27-29, 2015 Valencia, Spain

Fatemeh Bahramnezhad1, Elham Navab1, Roghaieh Bakhshi1 and Mahmoud Shiri2

1Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran 2Islamic Azad University Iran

Posters-Accepted Abstracts: J Nurs Care

Abstract :

Introduction: Elder abuse includes the violence or mistreatment of the elderly. Abuse, quality of life of the elderly endangered and creates painful situations. Therefore, diagnosis and prevention of the abuse can be effective in the quality of life of elderly. The nurses have the most communication with patients as the part of the health care team who are in the best position to evaluate and reporting the violence against the elderly people. Therefore, this study aimed at "Iranian nursesâ?? perception of elderly abuse" has been done. Result: The findings showed the mean age of nurses was 05/7?± 12/40.The majority of nurses were female with bachelorâ??s degree (97.5 percent) and 70% of the population had under 10 years working experience. 16% of nurses stated that they had observed the elder abuse in their work place and just 2% of them reported the mistreatment. Results showed a favorable score in the perception of elder financial and sexual abuse in nurses and the emotional, neglect and physical and self-neglect. Conclusion: The nurses spend the most time with elderly rather than the other health care team and they are maybe the first people dealing with patients. By increase in the population of elderly in Iran, the nurses obviously require the training in this context. The nurses have an important role in preventing and recognizing and training the people in elder abuse. Training the nurses can be helpful in increasing nurses' knowledge and understanding of mistreatment and finally it increases the skills of nurses in the intervention on mistreatment.

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