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Gold, Deborah T.; Gwyther, Lisa P. – Family Relations, 1989
Notes that research on elder abuse highlights importance of communication and conflict resolution in families of older people, and that few prevention programs are available for use with community groups. Reviews literature on elder abuse and describes an educational curriculum designed to prevent abuse and neglect in families of the elderly.…
Descriptors: Community Education, Conflict Resolution, Coping, Elder Abuse
Regina Univ. (Saskatchewan). Univ. Extension. Seniors Education Centre. – 1989
This report describes a 2-day elder abuse workshop, hosted by the Seniors' Education Centre, University Extension, University of Regina in 1989 and attended by 96 participants from across Saskatchewan, Canada. Included is the text from the keynote address by Geri McGrath, a social worker from the Psychogeriatrics Day Hospital, Seven Oaks General…
Descriptors: Elder Abuse, Foreign Countries, Frail Elderly, Older Adults
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Special Committee on Aging. – 1980
This report of a joint hearing before the Senate and House Committees on Aging examines elder abuse as a growing problem in America. The testimony considers the benefits of community-based services for the elderly living with relatives, explores other forms of long-term care, and investigates ways to aid victims of elder abuse. An overview of the…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Community Services, Family Problems, Government Role
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Sheykhi, Mohammad Taghi – International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 2010
The article explores and evaluates the quality of life, safety, and security of elderly people in Tehran City in Iran. In that, different dimensions of material and social well-being, and abuse of people of the age 65 and above, are assessed. Besides the human rights, the dignity, and the gradual decline of the elderly's social security are…
Descriptors: Elder Abuse, Safety, Quality of Life, Older Adults
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Aging. – 1980
This briefing by the Congressional Select Committee on Aging was designed to gather information on the physical and psychological abuse of the elderly. A number of witness reports are included, testifying to the seriousness and extent of the problem of elder abuse. It is pointed out that many victims refuse to admit abuse; public discussions of…
Descriptors: Aggression, Emotional Response, Family Problems, Gerontology
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Konig, Julia; Leembruggen-Kallberg, Elisabeth – Educational Gerontology, 2006
This study of 74 German citizens analyzed perspectives on the behaviors of adult children toward their elderly parents, with a focus on the behaviors that were considered to be extremely, moderately, or mildly abusive. Physical and psychological aggression, psychological neglect, and neglect/abandonment were most frequently cited as examples of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Negligence, Gender Differences
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Mosqueda, Laura; Burnight, Kerry; Liao, Solomon; Kemp, Bryan – Gerontologist, 2004
Purpose: The purpose of this work is to describe the development and operation of a new model for integration of medical and social services. The Vulnerable Adult Specialist Team (VAST) provides Adult Protective Services (APS) and criminal justice agencies with access to medical experts who examine medical and psychological injuries of victims of…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Social Services, Physical Examinations, Law Enforcement
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Palmar, Isabel; Nascimento, Odete – Generations, 2002
Describes St. Christopher House Health Action Theatre by Seniors in Toronto, which uses interactive theater to address such issues as elder abuse, mental health, substance abuse, and other health care issues. Includes information about the lack of appropriate culturally sensitive healthcare and home care support services. (JOW)
Descriptors: Community Education, Cultural Differences, Drama, Foreign Countries
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Kingston, Paul; Penhale, Bridget – Nurse Education Today, 1997
Issues related to elder abuse and neglect should be systematically addressed in nursing curricula, including ways to identify abuse at the macro, mezzo, and micro levels and the inclusion of the views of elders in the educational process. (SK)
Descriptors: Course Content, Educational Gerontology, Elder Abuse, Negligence
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Shiferaw, Beletshachew; And Others – Gerontologist, 1994
Summarized outcome of all investigations of elder abuse conducted in Forsyth County, North Carolina, during three-year period ending December 1991. Of 123 cases investigated, 23 were confirmed as elder abuse. Found no statistically significant differences in age, sex, race, living arrangements, mental status, mobility, or source of report between…
Descriptors: Elder Abuse, Older Adults, Victims of Crime
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Kosberg, Jordan I. – Gerontologist, 1988
Asserts that some elder abuse can be prevented by systematic assessment of the older person and the potential caregiver, as well as of the family constellation. Uses research findings to identify high-risk factors associated with elder abuse, factors that can be used to guide placement decisions. (Author/nB)
Descriptors: Caregivers, Clinical Diagnosis, Elder Abuse, Evaluation Criteria
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Begle, Angela M.; Strachan, Martha; Cisler, Joshua M.; Amstadter, Ananda B.; Hernandez, Melba; Acierno, Ron – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2011
Although two recent major studies provide some insight into the prevalence and correlates of elder mistreatment, the relationship between elder mistreatment and mental health remains unclear. This study begins to address this issue by examining the relationship between elder mistreatment (i.e., a recent history of emotional and physical abuse) and…
Descriptors: Rural Population, Older Adults, Depression (Psychology), Elder Abuse
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Aging. – 1985
This document contains testimony and prepared statements from a Congressional hearing called to examine the issue of elder abuse. Chairman Claude Pepper's opening statement discusses the horror of elder abuse and calls for federal legislation, similar to the child abuse legislation, for combating elder abuse. Elder abuse is defined as physical…
Descriptors: Crime, Crime Prevention, Elder Abuse, Family Problems
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Wood, Stacey; Stephens, Mary – Gerontologist, 2003
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the decision-making abilities of residents in assisted living regarding abuse and neglect. Design and Methods: Twenty-seven residents in assisted living facilities were recruited for this descriptive study. Participants were administered an interview to assess baseline knowledge of support…
Descriptors: Elder Abuse, Older Adults, Gerontology, Residential Care
Anderson, Jeffrey M.; Theiss, John T. – 1987
This document reports the findings of a study conducted for the Texas legislature to use in evaluating alternatives for dealing with elder abuse. The described study analyzed experiences with elder abuse of 1,653 Texas professionals in the fields of health and medicine, the judiciary, financial services, law enforcement, and social services. The…
Descriptors: Elder Abuse, Family Violence, Human Services, Individual Needs
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