Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

10-29-09: Elder Mistreatment

Elder Mistreatment

Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, October 29, 2009

8:00 am
First Floor Lecture Hall, Forchheimer/Einstein

12:15 PM,
Cherkasky Auditorium, Moses/Montefiore


Karin-Elizabeth M. Ouchida, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Geriatrics)
Full-time Attending Physician, Division of Geriatrics, Montefiore Medical Center
Co-Director, Geriatrics Home Visiting Program, Montefiore Medical Center

Based on the best available estimates, between 1 and 2 million Americans 65 or older have been injured, exploited, or otherwise mistreated by someone on whom they depended for care or protection. The number of cases of elder mistreatment will undoubtedly increase over the next several decades, as the population ages. Yet little is known about its characteristics, causes, or consequences or about effective means of prevention or management.

Dr. Karin-Elizabeth Ouchida, an expert in this developing area, came to Montefiore Medical Center in July of 2007, and serves as the Co-Director of the Geriatrics Home Visiting Program and the Medical Director of Montefiore Home Health Agency.

Dr. Ouchida received a Geriatrics Academic Career Award in 2007 from the Bureau of Health Professions to develop transitional care curricula for trainees from the medical student to fellow level. Through funding from the United Jewish Appeal's Caring Commission, she helped to develop a novel Elder Mistreatment Consultation Service at Montefiore and created a monthly elder mistreatment workshop for all Albert Einstein medical students.

Dr. Ouchida received her bachelor's degree in human biology from Stanford University. After graduating from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, she completed her residency and geriatrics fellowship at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical College.

This grand rounds is hosted by the Division of Geriatrics.


After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify signs of abuse and neglect
  2. Document their findings appropriately in the medical record
  3. Appreciate the unique role of the physician in intervention


Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.



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