Aggression between residents is prevalent in nursing homes.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Aggressiveness (Psychology) (Demographic aspects)
Aggressiveness (Psychology) (Social aspects)
Nursing home patients (Behavior)
Nursing home patients (Psychological aspects)
Pub Date: 11/01/2008
Publication: Name: Human Ecology Publisher: Cornell University, Human Ecology Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Science and technology; Social sciences Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2008 Cornell University, Human Ecology ISSN: 1530-7069
Issue: Date: Nov, 2008 Source Volume: 36 Source Issue: 2
Topic: Event Code: 290 Public affairs
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States
Accession Number: 231021631
Full Text: Karl Pillemer, director of the Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging at the College of Human Ecology, and Dr. Mark Lachs, chief of the Division of Geriatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College, received a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct the first large-scale study of resident-to-resident verbal and physical aggression and violence in nursing homes. Their investigation will look at how extensive such aggression and violence is, what causes it, and ultimately what can be done to prevent it. The research program builds on two previous articles co-authored by Pillemer, Lachs, and Tony Rosen (WCMC) which found that this type of aggression is common, can result in serious consequences, and requires further study to identify risk factors and preventative measures.

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