Elder Abuse: Concepts, theories and interventions by Gerald Bennett, Paul Kingston

By Gerald Bennett, Paul Kingston

The idea that of elder abuse and forget as a social challenge keeps to stay illusive. an incredible obstacle has been the absence of analysis 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 U.S. and the united kingdom, this e-book is a contribution to investigate and data at present to be had. The authors outline aged abuse generally. whereas actual abuse is one point of the matter, Bennet and Kingston additionally learn monetary, emotional, sexual and mental abuse and forget. moreover, they hide functional matters of popularity, intervention, prevention and comparable criminal concerns. With its multidisciplinary process, this publication is acceptable for nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social employees, geriatricians and all different healthiness care execs desirous about aged care.

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Valentine, D. and Cash, T. (1986) A definitional discussion of elder mistreatment. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 9 (3), 17-28. 35. F. (1986) Critical issues in the definition of elder mistreatment. In Elder Abuse: Conflict in the Family (ed. Pillemer, K. ), Auburn House, Dover, MA. 36. Rosenfield, A. H. (1977) Compassion vs. control: conceptual and practical pitfalls in the broadened definition of child abuse. Journal of the American Medical Association, 237, 2086-8. 37. Eastman, M. (1984) At worst just picking up the pieces.

Specific questions relating to the episodes may need to be asked for greater 40 Recognition and assessment of abuse clarification. Interviewing the caregiver is another emotionally demanding situation. Different interview techniques are used by various professionals and some have developed high levels of skill (social work). Many people rely on the use of a formal protocol- an aide memoire to formalize the interview situation. SCREENING INSTRUMENTS Formal protocols (screening instruments) for use in suspected cases of elder abuse are being developed in the US.

This question was followed by: How frequently have you used physical punishment in the year you used it most, ranging from never to 20 times? No significant differences were found in this variable between the abused and non-abused groups. Pillemer suggests that this data is limited and does not support the hypothesis that abusers were victims of abuse by their parents. Pillemer further suggests that methodologically the survey format may not be the ideal way to gain information on punishment and abuse of children.

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