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
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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