The Mistreatment of Elderly People

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SAGE, Jun 27, 1997 - 288 pages
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"A review of the First Edition...

"Read it in medicine, nursing, social work and all health-care settings. It informs and illustrates by case examples, and the interface with the law, social work, nursing and general practice are usefully highlighted. It looks to the future' -" The Lancet


This completely revised and extended edition of The Mistreatment of Elderly People presents a comprehensive overview of research and theoretical explanations of elder abuse, as well as practical guidance for practitioners in the field.

The new edition updates themes covered in the First Edition including: the clinical implications of abuse; sociological perspectives; issues for social workers, nurses, clinicians and general practitioners; legal implications; and prevention models.

In addition, new research findings and further topics have been included. The new edition evaluates the implications of the NHS and Community Care Act, and the application of care management systems in cases of elder abuse. It also offers suggestions for good practice for interagency working and addresses questions of social policy, family and kinship networks, gender and the public response to the plight of vulnerable elderly people. The book looks at abuse in both domestic and residential settings and includes case examples of sexual, physical, psychological and material abuse and forms of neglect.


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What is Elder Abuse and Neglect?
Clinical Presentation and Management
Social Policy as Elder Abuse
Elder Abuse and the Law
Sociological Perspectives
Towards an Age
The Psychology of Elder Abuse and Neglect
The Mistreatment and Neglect of Elderly People
The General Practitioner and Elder Abuse
a Key Concept in Understanding
Vulnerability and Public Responses
Looking to the Future
Indicators of Possible Elder Mistreatment
Carer Abuse Assessment Protocol for Nurses

the Need to Challenge Practice

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Page 1 - Abuse may be described as physical, sexual, psychological or financial. It may be intentional or unintentional or the result of neglect. It causes harm to the older person, either temporarily or over a period of time.
Page 1 - Abuse is a single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person.

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