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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The U . S . Department of Justice ' s Nursing Home Initiative has produced
successful working groups in Louisiana and Virginia to identify and respond to
substandard care in nursing homes ( Anonymous , 2002 ) . Local
multidisciplinary teams ...
Some may conduct focus groups or survey older consumers and relevant
professionals . A needs assessment is conducted and the data collated . Ann
analyzes her own cases and the cases of other workers in her agency . She
Numerous recommendations for research have been developed by
multidisciplinary groups of experts . Each of those groups has also explicitly or
implicitly recognized the importance of involving practitioners in any research
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TWO Defining Elder Abuse
THREE Dynamics of Elder Abuse
FOUR Identification and Reporting
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