Elder Abuse Detection and Intervention: A Collaborative Approach
Bonnie Brandl, MSW, Carmel Bitondo Dyer, Carmel Bitondo Dyer, MD, FACP, AGSF, Candace J. Heisler, JD, Joanne Marlatt Otto, MSW, Lori A. Stiegel, JD, Randolph W. Thomas, MA
Springer Publishing Company, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 307 pages
PRESERVING A LIFE OF PEACE AND DIGNITY FOR THE AGING
This ground-breaking volume offers a new, collaborative approach geared to enhance case review, improve victim safety, raise abuser accountability, and promote system change.
Sharing the common goal of promoting elder victim safety, experts in adult protective services, law enforcement, prosecution, health care, advocacy, and civil justice have formed a unique, multidisciplinary team approach to tackle the following critical topics:
As the aging population continues to grow, so does the potential for increasing cases of elder abuse. Replete with case examples that allow the experiences of victims to speak for themselves, this book provides the framework to begin, and to build on, collaborative approaches at the local, state, and national levels toward ending elder abuse.
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A variety of hypotheses have been explored over the years to explain elder
abuse : ( 1 ) caregiver stress / excessive demands , ( 2 ) victim characteristics , ( 3
) perpetrator characteristics , ( 4 ) transgenerational issues , ( 5 ) social exchange
2000 ) , but “ notwithstanding the popular image of abuse arising from dependent
victims and stressed caregivers , evidence is accumulating that neither caregiver
stress levels nor victim levels of dependence may be core factors leading to ...
The familial or caregiving relationship often has many benefits during the times
the abuse is not occurring . The victim may still ... Victims abused by caregivers
may fear being left alone or without a caregiver if they report the abuse . They
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TWO Defining Elder Abuse
THREE Dynamics of Elder Abuse
FOUR Identification and Reporting
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