This module reviews the topic of ‘abuse’ of seniors in terms of acts of commission, omission and neglect as related to Human Rights theory and praxis. The various types of abuse are described and exemplified; these include: physical, sexual, psychological and financial abuse. Students are instructed in the signs of abuse of older persons, and its most frequent sources. There is careful exploration of the possible roles and responsibilities of financial services professionals , legal considerations and our privacy legislation is discussed if/when senior abuse is known or suspected. This difficult area is discussed in terms of both legal and moral/ethical issues.
Qualifies for the Continuing Education Credits:
- The Institute For Advanced Financial Education/Advocis – 1.25 credits
- Financial Planners Standards Council/CFP – 1.50 credits