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1st Edition

Elder Abuse and Mistreatment

ISBN 9780789030238
Published December 17, 2001 by Routledge
280 Pages

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Book Description

Provide the most effective service possible to help victims of this growing social problem

Elder Abuse and Mistreatment is a comprehensive overview of current policy issues, new practice models, and up-to-date research on elder abuse and neglect. Experts in the field provide insight into elder abuse with newly examined populations to create an understanding of how to design service plans for victims of abuse and family mistreatment. The book addresses all forms of abuse and neglect, examining the value issues and ethical dilemmas that social workers face in providing service to elderly abuse victims and their families.

Elder abuse and neglect is a social problem of increasing concern to policymakers, practitioners, and researchers in the United States and around the world. Elder Abuse and Mistreatment incorporates health, mental health, and social service perspectives that assist social work and health care professionals with interdisciplinary teamwork. The book examines the Elder Justice Act, the Madrid 2002 International Plan of Action on Ageing, new and emerging practice modalities and international models such as shelter programs and support groups, and the latest research on practice methods, elder abuse with special populations, and interventions with victim-abuse dyads.

Topics examined in Elder Abuse and Mistreatment include:

  • abuse reporting statutes
  • the roles of agencies involved in abuse investigations
  • service commonly needed by victims
  • funding sources
  • common impediments to service delivery
  • adult protective services (APS)
  • local, state, and federal policies
  • social and economic inclusion
  • self-determination
  • long-term care and nursing homes
  • consumer fraud and financial abuse
  • dependency and compliance
  • and much more
Elder Abuse and Mistreatment: Policy, Practice, and Research is an essential resource for educators and students of social work, nursing, and public health, and for social work practitioners.

Table of Contents

  • About the Contributors
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Introduction (Patricia Brownell)
  • Communities Respond to Elder Abuse (Lisa Nerenberg)
  • A Policy Perspective on Elder Justice Through APS and Law Enforcement Collaboration (Christopher Dubble)
  • Social Inclusion: An Interplay of the Determinants of Health—New Insights into Elder Abuse (Elizabeth Podnieks)
  • Self-Determination and Elder Abuse: Do We Know Enough? (L. René Bergeron)
  • Use of a Single Page Elder Abuse Assessment and Management Tool: A Practical Clinician’s Approach to Identifying Elder Mistreatment (Patricia A. Bomba)
  • An Elder Abuse Shelter Program: Build It and They Will Come: A Long Term Care Based Program to Address Elder Abuse in the Community (Daniel A. Reingold)
  • Consumer Fraud and the Elderly: A Review of Canadian Challenges and Initiatives (Carole A. Cohen)
  • Psycho-Educational Support Groups for Older Women Victims of Family Mistreatment: A Pilot Study (Patricia Brownell and Deborah Heiser)
  • Ethical and Psychosocial Issues Raised by the Practice in Cases of Mistreatment of Older Adults (Marie Beaulieu and Nancy Leclerc)
  • Elder Abuse and Neglect Among Veterans in Greater Los Angeles: Prevalence, Types, and Intervention Outcomes (Ailee Moon, Kerianne Lawson, Maria Carpiac, and Eleanor Spaziano)
  • Hearing the Voices of Abused Older Women (Jill Hightower, M. J. (Greta) Smith, and Henry C. Hightower)
  • Effects of Dependency on Compliance Rates Among Elder Abuse Victims at the New York City Department for the Aging, Elderly Crime Victim’s Unit (Mebane E. Powell and Jacquelin Berman)
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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Mellor, Joanna; Brownell, Patricia