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Elder Abuse and Neglect in Residential Settings

Different National Backgrounds and Similar Responses, 1st Edition

By Frank Glendennina, Paul Kingston

Routledge

182 pages

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Elder Abuse and Neglect in Residential Settings: Different National Backgrounds and Similar Responses contains insights and examples from other countries where elder abuse and neglect have been recognized as an issue requiring social policy attention. Nursing home employees as well as professionals and policymakers will explore the physical as well as the psychological aspects of neglect in nursing homes. Elder Abuse and Neglect in Residential Settings discusses deliberate physical abuse and more common forms of neglect and abuse, such as bedsores, poor nutrition, improper medication, and vermin infestation. Let this informative guide help you recognize the causes of elder abuse and neglect in order to prevent the same problems in your nursing home.

Examining nursing home settings in America, Canada, England, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and South Africa to bring you firsthand accounts of the problems of elder abuse on a multicultural level. It also examines reasons for abuse and neglect, such as poor wages, long hours, low job prestige of nurses aides, and high exhaustion levels that have led to abuse and neglect by even the most caring individual. Through Elder Abuse and Neglect in Residential Settings, you will discover what factors directly correlate to the abuse and neglect of patients by:

  • examining the high turnover rates of the lower-paid nurses aides
  • understanding that well-qualified staff do not choose to work in nursing homes and that often abuse and neglect are committed by nurses aides
  • gaining insight into the risks of physical assault and verbal abuse by patients that nurses aides may endure everyday
  • exploring the psychological aspects of neglect in nursing homes such as, uncleanliness, the lack of attractiveness in the physical environment, inadequate diet, infantilization, and passive neglect, and what can be done to prevent these behaviors

    Elder Abuse and Neglect in Residential Settings discusses the elements that are significant to the future and quality of residential care. From this book, you will understand the importance of considering the characteristics of the patients and staff as well as the importance of developing gender-integrated and multicultural services.

    Elder Abuse and Neglect in Residential Settings will prove to be essential in your understanding of the worldwide problem of elder abuse and neglect in residential care and help you alleviate it.

Table of Contents

Contents Preface

  • Elder Abuse and Neglect in Residential Settings: The Need for Inclusiveness in Elder Abuse Research
  • Scandalous Care: Interpreting Public Enquiry Reports of Scandals in Residential Care
  • Visibility Blues: Gender Issues in Elder Abuse in Institutional Settings
  • Elder Abuse in Residential Settings in Sweden
  • Enhancing the Quality of Care in Residential and Nursing Homes: More than Just a Professional Responsibility
  • Potential for the Abuse of Medication for the Elderly in Residential and Nursing Homes in the UK
  • Neglect and Abuse Associated with Undernutrition in Long-Term Care in North America: Causes and Solutions
  • A Fit Person to Run A Home: Registered Homes Tribunal Interpretations of the ‘Fit Person” Concept in the United Kingdom
  • Elder Abuse in Residential Settings in Israel -Myth or Reality?
  • Dealing with Institutional Abuse in a Multicultural South African Society
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY036000
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
SOC013000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gerontology