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The Mistreatment of Elderly People - Peter Decalmer

The Mistreatment of Elderly People

By: Peter Decalmer (Editor), Frank J. Glendenning (Editor)

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Published: 1st June 1997
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This updated edition presents a comprehensive overview of the research and theoretical explanations of elder abuse, as well as practical guidance for professionals concerned with the abuse and mistreatment of elderly people. Topics covered include: an evaluation of the implications of the NHS and Community Care Act; the application of care management systems in cases of elder abuse; practical proposals for inter-agency working; discussions of social policy, family and kinship networks, gender and the public response to the plight of elderly people. The book looks at abuse in both domestic and residential settings and inlcudes case examples of sexual, physical, psychological and material abuse, and forms of neglect. The use of existing assessment and screening tools are outlined and the lessons learned from child protection procedures are considered.

`The edited collection by Decalmer and Glendenning is a revised and expanded version of their previous successful collection of readings. It includes a number of perspectives and different disciplines. It is therefore a welcome addition to the literature as it provides a much needed overview of the major research, theoretical and professional perspectives on the topic....The Decalmer and Glendenning text is useful in increasing awareness, knowledge and understanding about elder abuse and neglect and should, as the first edition did, attract a wide readership' - Ageing and Society



`This welcome second edition has been expanded by eight chapters, balancing , as the editors state, theory and good practice....Many of the contributers are well known in the field; newer names bring new perspectives and will hopefully continue their interest in this increasingly complex and expanding knowledge base. The editors have co-ordinated a fairly balanced read. The book consolidates its position as one of the standard reference texts on the subject and also includes many unique, well-written sections on ineteresting facets of abuse of older people' - Age and Ageing

Introduction
Attitudes to Older People
What Is Elder Abuse and Neglect?
Clinical Presentation and Management
Social Policy as Elder Abuse
Elder Abuse and the Law
Abuse of Older People
Sociological Perspectives
Rethinking Elder Abuse
Towards an Age and Gender Integrated Theory of Elder Abuse
The Psychology of Elder Abuse and Neglect
Insidious Abuse? Who Is Responsible for Societal Neglect?
The Mistreatment and Neglect of Elderly People in Residential Centres
Research Outcomes
Developing Social Work Practice in Protection and Assistance
Key Issues for Nursing
The Need To Challenge Practice
The General Practitioner and Elder Abuse
Sustaining Meaning
A Key Concept in Understanding Elder Abuse
Vulnerability and Public Responses
Looking to the Future
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ISBN: 9780761952633
ISBN-10: 0761952632
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st June 1997
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised