This completely revised, updated, and extended edition presents a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of research and theoretical explanations of elder abuse, as well as practical guidance for professionals concerned with the abuse and mistreatment of elderly people. The Mistreatment of Elderly People, Second Edition includes updated chapters on the themes covered in the first edition, including the clinical implications of abuse; sociological perspectives on elder abuse; issues for social workers, nurses, clinicians, and general practitioners; the legal implications of abuse and neglect; and models for the prevention of abuse. In addition, new research findings have been included and further topics have emerged as requiring attention. This new edition evaluates implications of the NHS and Community Care Act and the application of care management systems in cases of elder abuse, and offers suggestions for good practice for interagency working. It also addresses questions of social policy, family and kinship networks, gender, and the public response to the plight of vulnerable elderly people. The book looks at abuse in both domestic and residential settings and includes case examples of sexual, as well as physical and psychological abuse and the different forms of neglect. It outlines the use of existing assessment and screening tools and considers what can be learned from child protection procedures. The first edition of The Mistreatment of Elderly People, quickly established itself as a classic text on elder abuse, and has already been translated into Japanese. This second edition, both updated and enlarged, will be an invaluable resource for professionals working with elderly people.
Peter Decalmer and Frank Glendenning
Attitudes to Older People
What Is Elder Abuse and Neglect?
Clinical Presentation and Management
Social Policy as Elder Abuse
Aled Griffiths, Gwyneth Roberts and John Williams
Elder Abuse and the Law
Abuse of Older People
Rethinking Elder Abuse
The Psychology of Elder Abuse and Neglect
Maggie Pearson and Sarah Richardson
Insidious Abuse? Who Is Responsible for Societal Neglect?
The Mistreatment and Neglect of Elderly People in Residential Centres
Developing Social Work Practice in Protection and Assistance
Key Issues for Nursing
John F Noone and Peter Decalmer
The General Practitioner and Elder Abuse
Vulnerability and Public Responses
Frank Glendenning and Peter Decalmer
Looking to the Future