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Screening for elder abuse with older clients - On-demand

Course ID ID21016_PSK1

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This on-demand material was recorded in March 2021. You can purchase and access this content at any time.

This course contains graphic pictures of elder abuse and violence which may be distressing. Viewer discretion is advised.

Elder abuse refers to any intentional or unintentional behaviour pattern that results in psychological, financial, physical or social harm to a person aged over 65 years leading to poor health outcomes, including distress, morbidity and mortality. As we are a profession with a higher standard of care, it is important for solicitors to be across triggers that help us identify signs of elder abuse when dealing with older clients. 

Join Professor Susan Kurrle, Geriatrician and Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney for a one-hour on-demand course that will cover: 

  • Elder mistreatment and mental health – how psychological abuse can render the person with feelings of marginality, vulnerability and incompetence. 
  • The social perception of mistreatment and adaptation in later life
  • Development of elder abuse awareness in a social, legal and medical context

Please consult the CPD rules for your state to ascertain how many CPD points you can claim for private study of audio/visual material during the CPD year.  

Due to new reporting requirements introduced by the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia on 1 April 2021, practitioners holding WA practising certificates are not currently eligible to claim CPD points for this product.


Full Price $99.00

Alumni/Member Price $89.10


End date:

30 June 2022

Presenter biography

 Professor Susan Kurrle Geriatrician and Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney

Professor Susan Kurrle was awarded the NHMRC grant to lead the $25 million NHMRC Partnership Centre on Dealing with Cognitive and Related Functional Decline in Older People (NHMRC 9100000, CDPC) in 2012. She and her Directorate team at the University of Sydney coordinate the CDPC teams of consumers, clinicians, health and aged care providers, and researchers across Australia. The CDPC focusses on research and implementation projects dealing particularly with the care aspect of dementia and related functional decline and has funded 32 research and implementation projects across Australia through partnership with the NHMRC, Dementia Australia, Brightwater Care Group, HammondCare, and Helping Hand Aged Care.

Claiming CPD units

If you intend to claim CPD units for this educational activity, please note that CPD activities are not accredited by the Law Society of NSW or any other equivalent local authority, with the exception of Western Australia. If you hold a practising certificate in a state or territory other than Western Australia and this educational activity extends your knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to your practice needs or professional development, then you should claim one (1) "unit” for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. The annual requirement is ten (10) CPD units each year from 1 April to 31 March. Some practitioners, such as accredited specialists are required to complete more than ten (10) units each CPD year.

If you hold a Western Australian practising certificate, please refer to the course description above as to whether you are eligible to earn CPD points for this activity.


Mandatories covered

This program covers the mandatory requirement of Professional Skills.