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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Some states use health criteria , indicating that APS may serve persons who
have a disease or physical condition , such as mental retardation , cerebral palsy
, brain damage , or substance abuse . Some states use functional status , such as
Leroy ' s doctor remembered a conversation during their last visit that indicated
that Leroy drank daily at the brewery before coming home . The challenge the
doctor faced was determining how to assess the cause of the medical
As Chapter 1 indicates through its presentation of the historical context of elder
abuse , much progress has occurred in the last 10 years . Nonetheless , many of
the positive changes have been intermittent . Some communities have made ...
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TWO Defining Elder Abuse
THREE Dynamics of Elder Abuse
FOUR Identification and Reporting
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