Vulnerable Adult


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Vulnerable adults are those who are not able to defend themselves, protect themselves, or get help for themselves when injured or emotionally abused. A person may be vulnerable because of a physical condition or illness, such as weakness in an older adult or physical disability, or a mental or emotional condition.

Current as of: May 12, 2017

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD, MMEd, FRCPC - Emergency Medicine