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NCJ Number: 230266 Find in a Library
Title: Elder Mistreatment: An International Narrative
Journal: Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect  Volume:22  Issue:1-2  Dated:January-June 2010  Pages:131-163
Author(s): Elizabeth Podnieks, Ed.D.; Bridget Penhale, M.Sc.; Thomas Goergen, Ph.D.; Simon Biggs, Ph.D.; Donghee Han, Ph.D.
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 33
Document: PDF
Type: Literature Review
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This eclectic overview of global reports on elder mistreatment reflects both the diversity of the work of the authors and the situations in the countries described.
Abstract: Some nations frame elder mistreatment as a human rights issue; others trace the development of emerging programs and practices as they articulate strategies designed to identify, prevent, and reduce the problem, while recognizing the shifting context in which elder mistreatment takes place. This article sheds light on the way different countries share their stories, policies, and initiatives, which stimulate discussions and debates of various aspects and cultural nuances of elder mistreatment. The data presented provide a platform for increased action toward preventing elder mistreatment and celebrate successes while looking for new ways to address challenges. References (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Elderly victims
Index Term(s): Australia; Crime in foreign countries; Crime specific countermeasures; Crimes against the elderly; Elder Abuse; Elderly victim services; Foreign policies; Germany; Japan; Korea (South); Russian Federation; Scandinavia; United Kingdom (UK)
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