Abuse and Neglect Issues Across the Lifespan

  • Sana Loue


The social worker is a mandated reporter in all states for child abuse, in most if not all states for elder abuse, and in a minority of states for partner abuse. This chapter reviews varying definitions of abuse and neglect and the legal and ethical dilemmas that confront social workers as mandated reporters. Potential consequences for failure to report are also discussed.


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  • Sana Loue
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  1. 1.School of Medicine, Department of BioethicsCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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