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
Physical Abuse Physical abuse is defined as the use of physical force that may
result in bodily injury , physical pain , or impairment . “ Physical abuse may
include , but is not limited to , such acts of violence as striking ( with or without an
object ) ...
Who Might Identify Physical Abuse ? Anyone with close and regular contact with
an older person might identify physical abuse . Health care providers are often in
the best position to notice physical abuse because they are the people most ...
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TWO Defining Elder Abuse
THREE Dynamics of Elder Abuse
FOUR Identification and Reporting
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