Author: Mark Scarola
Format: Home study
Credits: 2 hours
This course reviews the concepts of abuse and neglect. It describes and discusses child abuse, elder abuse, sexual abuse, and domestic violence. It reveals signs that you may observe in dental patients who may be in an abusive or neglectful relationship. It then discusses what you should and should not do when faced with a patient who you believe may be in such a relationship.
The course further reviews employment issues and background check practices as related to abuse and neglect. Finally, it discusses the issue of reporting possible incidences of abuse or neglect. This includes how to make a report as well as what can and should be reported.