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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important functions provided by the criminal justice system in elder abuse cases .
At the same time , protective services workers named prosecution as the most
difficult service to obtain from criminal justice professionals , citing “ lack of
Identifying the Need for Training the Workers in the Systems One of the key
barriers to multidisciplinary collaboration is a lack of understanding of the goals
and roles of other disciplines . Accordingly , the review of systems ' relationships
... analyzed the existing research on elder abuse and identified the following
problems : “ ( 1 ) unclear and inconsistent definitions , ( 2 ) unclear and
inadequate measures , ( 3 ) incomplete professional accounts , ( 4 ) lack of
population - based ...
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TWO Defining Elder Abuse
THREE Dynamics of Elder Abuse
FOUR Identification and Reporting
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