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NCJ Number: NCJ 241044     Find in a Library
Title: Cultural Diversity and the Mistreatment of Older People in Black and Minority Ethnic Communities: Some Implications for Service Provision
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Author(s): Alison Bowes, Ph.D. ; Ghizala Avan, B.Sc., M.Phil. ; Sherry Bien Macintosh, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
  Journal: Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect  Volume:24  Issue:3  Dated:July-September 2012  Pages:251 to 274
Date Published: 07/2012
Page Count: 24
  Annotation: This article examines understanding and experiences of mistreatment of older people in relation to Black and minority communities.
Abstract: Previous research on mistreatment of older people in Black and minority ethnic communities has identified limited service responses and the need to consider mistreatment as an issue not only for individuals but also for families, communities, and institutions. The impact of cultural factors on understandings, experiences, and remedies for mistreatment has been debated. Drawing on empirical research in the United Kingdom involving service providers and ethnically-diverse community members, the article explores implications of cultural variation for service provision. Clear gaps exist between service provision and people experiencing mistreatment due to structural and contextual factors; cultural factors have a relatively minor impact. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Elderly victims
Index Term(s): Crimes against the elderly ; Ethnic groups ; Cultural influences ; Elder Abuse ; Elderly victim services ; Black ; United Kingdom
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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