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Topic 4 DQ 2 Elder abuse in America, and around the world, is a social problem that may not be recognized. To gain a better understanding, use the following website to gain background information: . Define elder abuse, and explain what makes an older adult vulnerable. What has been done in the past, in your own state, or in another part of the world to educate, prevent, or mitigate the effects of elder abuse? Have these solutions been effective? What about current solutions? Explain if current solutions are more effective. “Elder abuse (neglect and mistreatment) is defined as “intentional actions that cause harm or create a serious risk of harm (whether or not harm is intended) to a vulnerable elder by a caregiver or other person who stands in a trust relationship to the elder.” (Watson, 2013) Vulnerability is the outcome of complex interactions and risks, namely of being exposed to a threat, of a threat materializing, and of lacking the defenses or resources to deal with a threat. Although most
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