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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Older patients in longterm care facilities may be the most “ invisible , voiceless ,
and dependent population in society ... Getting to the “ why ” and “ what
happened ” can be even more complicated in facility cases , because there are
Facility staff has easy access to people who are very frail and who may be unable
to call for help . Some staff workers are abusive out of frustration — they lack the
training to know how to handle difficult patients . Others may abuse patients in ...
GUIDING PRINCIPLES IN FACILITIES Promoting empowerment and self -
determination continue to be important when ... CASE 5 : SEXUAL ABUSE IN A
LICENSED FACILITY Helena , the head of nursing at a licensed residential care
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TWO Defining Elder Abuse
THREE Dynamics of Elder Abuse
FOUR Identification and Reporting
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