The Mistreatment of Elderly People
Peter Decalmer, Frank Glendenning
SAGE Publications, May 13, 1993 - Social Science - 224 pages
This book opens up the discussion about the abuse and neglect of older people. It presents an overview of the key research and theoretical explanations of elder abuse. Drawing together perspectives of professionals from different disciplines, the book assesses: the clinical implications of abuse; key areas for social work; the legal implications of abuse and neglect; sociological perspectives; issues for nurses, physicians and general practitioners; multidisciplinary approaches to dealing with abuse; models for prevention of abuse; and the role of carers.
The contributors argue for clearer explanations of abuse which go beyond immediate practical considerations and observations and give clear guidelines for tackling and pre
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