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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This team had two purposes : determining whether any systems changes might
prevent similar deaths in the future and helping to determine whether a criminal
offense occurred . After hearing from the team members with geriatric expertise ...
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 ...
Legislative Advocacy Chapter 1 discusses the federal legislative activity that has
occurred since elder abuse was recognized as a problem . Although some
advances have been made , much more legislative advocacy is needed at the
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TWO Defining Elder Abuse
THREE Dynamics of Elder Abuse
FOUR Identification and Reporting
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