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NCJ Number: 250842 Find in a Library
Title: Elder Abuse: Research, Practice and Policy
Date Published: 2017
Page Count: 725
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: DOC (ebook)
Type: Program/Project Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document (Online); eBook
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This ebook is a useful resource for aging researchers, social services, general internists, family medicine physicians, social workers, nurses, and legal professionals interested in the issues of elder abuse.
Abstract: This book provides a global comprehensive and systematic state-of-the-issue review of elder abuse that fills the gaps between research, practice, and policy. The book addresses the epidemiology of the issue and the global prevalence of elder abuse in both developed and developing countries. It synthesizes the most up-to-date data about risk factors and protective factors associated with elder abuse and consequences of elder abuse; clinical assessment and management of elder abuse, including screening, detection, management of elder abuse, and the role of decision making capacity and forensic approaches. It covers practices and services that describe adult protective services, legal justice, elder court systems, and guardianship system; elder abuse and culture, which provides more in-depth anthropological and ethnographic experiences; policy issues, which highlights the elder justice movement, GAO reports, elder justice act, older American act and elder justice coordinating council; and future directions, which explores translational research, practice, education/training and policy issues surrounding elder abuse.
Main Term(s): Elderly victims
Index Term(s): Crimes against the elderly; Elder Abuse; Elderly victim services; Federal programs; Victim services
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