Switzerland proposes new training module on elder abuse

The Swiss (French-speaking) University Center of Legal Medicine has developed, in partnership with the Lausanne University Hospital and the Health Institute and High School 'La Source', a new introductory training module (in French) on the medico-legal aspects of elder abuse entitled « Maltraitance envers les personnes âgées : aspects et soins médico-légaux ».

This 7-day module is intended for professional working in the health, social and judiciary fields who interact with older people (doctors, legal experts, nurses, psychologists, social workers, police officers,...).

The objective of this training program - which delivers 5 ECTS credits - is twofold: develop key competencies and a professional approach to situations of elder abuse, and acquire knowledge about the medical and legal aspects of abuse.

More information (in French) can be found on La Source's website or in this leaflet 

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