Elder Abuse: Concepts, Theories and Interventions (Therapy by Gerald Bennett, Paul Kingston

By Gerald Bennett, Paul Kingston

The concept that of elder abuse and overlook as a social challenge maintains to stay illusive. a huge obstacle has been the absence of study and transparent definition of the matter, and a booklet which summarizes what's identified approximately elder abuse has been wanted for a very long time. Drawing on examples from the USA and the united kingdom, this ebook is a contribution to analyze and knowledge at the moment to be had. The authors outline aged abuse commonly. whereas actual abuse is one point of the matter, Bennet and Kingston additionally examine monetary, emotional, sexual and mental abuse and overlook. additionally, they hide useful matters of popularity, intervention, prevention and comparable criminal concerns. With its multidisciplinary procedure, this booklet is suitable for nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social staff, geriatricians and all different overall healthiness care pros fascinated about aged care.

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6). The scenario of the stressed carer was difficult to dispute because research was not available to offer any other conceptual frameworks. However, it quickly became apparent that not all carers abused or neglected the elderly they cared for, although many of these carers would admit to varying degrees of stress. 6 Causation of elder abuse/neglect. Factors in order of importance. From Eastman [37] 1. Stress 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7 Risk factors for elder abuse/neglect Intraindividual dynamic (Psychopathology of the abuser).

McCreadie, C. ) (1991) Elder Abuse: An Exploratory Study. Age Concern Institute of Gerontology, King's College London. 27. Blumer, H. (1971) Social problems as collective behaviour. Social Problems, 18 (3), 298-306. 28. Harris, L. (1981) Americans believe Government should take major responsibility in coping with the abuse problem. News Release. The Harris Survey. 29. Cabness, J. (1989) The emergency shelter: a model for building the self-esteem of abused elders. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 1 (2), 71-82.

This conceptual framework will influence how different agencies devise their response to elder abuse and neglect. Research to date already suggests that some authorities are either designing their elder abuse policies on the child care model or are happy to follow existing child care procedures [3]. The philosophical basis the authors suggest is used in all circumstances (even in the absence of competence) should be based on a model unique to elder abuse and neglect. This model uses as its core autonomy, empowerment and individual choice.

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