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Assessing the needs of older burglary victims: a link nurse scheme.

Authors
  • McGraw, Caroline
  • Drennan, Vari
Type
Published Article
Journal
British journal of community nursing
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2006
Volume
11
Issue
10
Pages
414–419
Identifiers
PMID: 17167354
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Distraction burglary is a type of burglary where the method of entry is by a trick rather than the typical forced entry. Research suggests this type of event can contribute to a decline in health amongst victims aged over 65 years. This article describes a scheme that employed a district nurse to work in partnership with the police to address the health and social care needs of older victims of distraction burglary living in the London Borough of Islington.

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