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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Other civil actions and remedies have either not been used , or not recognized or
classified as elder abuse cases . Most civil legal decisions and verdicts are not
documented in case law reports and therefore do not become a part of the body ...
CIVIL JUSTICE SYSTEM Core Duties The primary responsibilities of civil lawyers
are to counsel clients about their legal rights and obligations , advocate zealously
on behalf of clients , and bring or defend civil lawsuits on behalf of their clients ...
They can work with civil attorneys to secure the appointment of a guardian or the
removal of an abusive or exploitative one . Health care professionals can make
mental health assessments of victims and perpetrators to determine their ability to
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TWO Defining Elder Abuse
THREE Dynamics of Elder Abuse
FOUR Identification and Reporting
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