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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FORMS OF ELDER ABUSE Regardless of the relationship between the victim
and the abuser , many of the forms of abuse are similar . Specific legal definitions
describing forms of abuse vary from state to state . In general , the seven main ...
WHY SPECIFIC FORMS OF ELDER ABUSE OCCUR Consent Before discussing
the dynamics of sexual abuse and financial exploitation , it is important to
address the issue of consent , as it significantly impacts both of those forms of
This section discusses the forms of abuse described in Chapter 2 using case
examples . In many cases , multiple forms of abuse coexist . The cases illustrate
possible scenarios for each form of abuse . Each section also describes which ...
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TWO Defining Elder Abuse
THREE Dynamics of Elder Abuse
FOUR Identification and Reporting
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