Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Preventing and Addressing Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults

This eLearning course includes four modules, various learning activities (e.g. resources and reflection activities) a Knowledge Check and Supplementary Resources. Module 1, Understanding Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults, is designed to educate everyone involved in the delivery of care to older adults. Modules 2, Working with Older Adults and Their Families, Module 3, Identifying and Responding to Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults, and Module 4, Addressing Challenges Involved in Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults are designed for nurses, other health-care providers and their supervisors. The course can be used in many ways:

  • Independent learning/self study
  • Learning together in small groups (e.g. with your colleagues)
  • Integrated into educational programs-in small segments or as a full program (e.g. for students, staff orientation, refresher courses, inservices, professional development)
  • In combination with in-person education programs