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Elder Abuse

Selected Papers from the Prague World Congress on Family Violence, 1st Edition

By Elizabeth Podnieks, Ariela Lowenstein, Jordan I Kosberg

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224 pages

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Get up-to-date information and research on elder abuse—from international authorities!

Elder Abuse: Selected Papers from the Prague World Congress on Family Violence is an invaluable collection of the most important presentation papers from the Prague World Congress on Family Violence. This comprehensive book presents the latest research and detailed information on the difficult issues surrounding elder abuse around the world. International experts use a multidisciplinary approach to provide ideas and insights to help provide researchers, educators, and practitioners with practical strategies for dealing with the numerous facets of this disturbing issue.

Different types of abuse are explored in detail, including physical, financial, and emotional. This comprehensive source is richly referenced, with helpful tables to clearly explain data valuable to all law and health professionals involved in the issues of elder abuse.

Elder Abuse: Selected Papers from the Prague World Congress on Family Violence discusses:

  • grandparents raising grandchildren
  • the elder abuse of custodial grandparents
  • combating financial abuse of elders by others
  • a study of elder abuse within diverse cultures
  • forensic medical examination form for improved documentation and prosecution of elder abuse
  • elder abuse in faith communities
  • older women, domestic violence, and elder abuse
  • elder abuse risk indicators
  • elder abuse multidisciplinary teams

Elder Abuse: Selected Papers from the Prague World Congress on Family Violence is essential reading for researchers, educators, practitioners, and policymakers in the fields of aging, health, mental health, social services, adult protective services, domestic violence, law, and criminal justice.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: The Risks of Caregiving (Patricia Brownell, Jacqueline Berman, Antoinette Nelson, and Rosemary Colon Fofana)
  • The Elder Abuse of Custodial Grandparents: A Hidden Phenomenon (Jordan I. Kosberg and Gordon MacNeil)
  • Combating Elder Financial Abuse—A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to a Growing Problem (Betty Malks, Jamie Buckmaster, and Laura Cunningham)
  • Study of Elder Abuse Within Diverse Cultures (Jordan I. Kosberg, Ariela Lowenstein, Juanita L. Garcia, and Simon Biggs)
  • A National Look at Elder Abuse Multidisciplinary Teams (Pamela B. Teaster, Lisa Nerenberg, and Kim L. Stansbury)
  • A Forensic Medical Examination Form for Improved Documentation and Prosecution of Elder Abuse (Diana Koin)
  • Elder Abuse Awareness in Faith Communities: Findings from a Canadian Pilot Study (Elizabeth Podnieks and Sue Wilson)
  • An Exploratory Study of Responses in Elder Abuse in Faith Communities (Elizabeth Podnieks and Sue Wilson)
  • Older Women, Domestic Violence, and Elder Abuse: A Review of Commonalities, Differences and Shared Approaches (Bridget Penhale)
  • Elder Abuse Risk Indicators and Screening Questions: Results from a Literature Search and a Panel of Experts from Developed and Developing Countries (Christen L. Erlingsson, Sharon L. Carlson, and Britt-Inger Saveman)
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
FAM001000
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Abuse / General
MED003000
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General
SOC013000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gerontology
SOC025000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work