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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When victims are ready for a change , the systems designed to help them often
fail . Restraining or protective orders may be ignored . Emergency shelters may
not be accessible . An older victim may go to the domestic violence shelter only to
... others gather to share information about patients and their families , including
desires and needs . Decisions are made collectively , bearing in mind those
needs and desires , and an intervention plan is designed . Professionals carry
out the ...
Procedures may lead to earlier and quicker interventions , including those
designed to preserve remaining assets and recover those no longer in the elder '
s possession but not yet dissipated . Professionals are better able to understand
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TWO Defining Elder Abuse
THREE Dynamics of Elder Abuse
FOUR Identification and Reporting
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