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NCJ Number: 230267 Find in a Library
Title: WorldView Environmental Scan on Elder Abuse
Journal: Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect  Volume:22  Issue:1-2  Dated:January-June 2010  Pages:164-179
Author(s): Elizabeth Podnieks, Ph.D.; Georgia J. Anetzberger, Ph.D.; Susannah J. Wilson, Ph.D.; Pamela B. Teaster, Ph.D.; Tenzin Wangmo, Ph.D.
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA)
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Document: PDF
Publisher: http://www.taylorandfrancis.com 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In response to a growing and worldwide recognition of elder abuse, the WorldView Environmental Scan on Elder Abuse was undertaken. It represented an attempt to collect both information on the nature of the problem of elder abuse and responses to it from a global perspective.
Abstract: The first of its kind, the Scan gathered information about elder abuse as well as on related legislation and policy, services and programs, educational resources and needs, training, and past and ongoing research. A total of 53 countries responded to the survey questionnaire, with 362 respondents representing the 6 world regions designated by the World Health Organization. Findings revealed that factors contributing to elder abuse include changing social and economic structures, isolation of victims, inadequate knowledge of laws and services, intergenerational conflict, and poverty. Barriers to seeking resources to intervene and protect older adults include the culture of the country, language issues, literacy, stigma, lack of mobility, lack of funding, and insufficient familiarity with and access to the internet. The data serve as a catalyst to take action, both globally and nationally, while emphasizing the changes necessary to protect the rights and dignity of older adults. Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Elderly victims
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Crimes against the elderly; Elder Abuse; Elderly victim services; Foreign laws; Foreign policies; Victims in foreign countries
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