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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Self - Neglect Self - neglect is defined as an adult ' s inability , due to physical or
mental impairment or diminished capacity , to perform essential self - care tasks
including : ( a ) obtaining essential food , clothing , shelter , and medical care ; ( b
Numerous studies have shown a correlation between self - neglect and medical
or mental illness ( Dyer & Goins , 2000 ; Lachs , Williams , O ' Brien , Pillemer , &
Charlson , 1998 ; NCEA , 1998 ) . The most common illnesses are dementia ...
Reporting / Referring Self - Neglect In most states , situations of self - neglect
should be reported to APS . There are APS programs in every state and most
communities . In situations of self - neglect , it is likely that the self - neglecting
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TWO Defining Elder Abuse
THREE Dynamics of Elder Abuse
FOUR Identification and Reporting
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