This authoritative guide is quite unique in how it covers sources dealing with injury prevention for the elderly in a comprehensive manner. This survey of 621 references covers injury prevention in general and all types of accidents and problems by topic--from alcohol use and problems, burns and scalds, elder abuse, hypothermia and hyperthermia, malnutrition, medication effects, motor accidents, and suicide.
A short introduction in each chapter gives an overview of what is available on each topic. This guide is designed for researchers and teachers in all levels of gerontology, social work, and health care, as well as for those who care for elders in long-term facilities and in the community. The arrangement of materials by topic and full author and subject indexes make this research tool easy to use in many different ways.