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Elder abuse detection and intervention : a collaborative approach

Author: Bonnie Brandl
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2007.
Series: Springer series on ethics, law, and aging.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reported cases of elder abuse are on the rise and many victims are turning to the civil justice system for help. This book will help you create a framework for working with other providers to help offer the best aid for the abused elderly. By building on multidisciplinary approaches at the local, state, and national levels, this book provides a way in which these systems and areas of concentration can work together  Read more...
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Elder abuse detection and intervention.
New York : Springer, ©2007
(OCoLC)607754317
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bonnie Brandl
ISBN: 082613114X 9780826131140
OCLC Number: 70167517
Description: xx, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Acknowledgments --
section 1. Understanding elder abuse --
1. Historical context --
Historical context --
Systems' responses to elder abuse --
2. Defining elder abuse --
Introduction --
Age --
Health and functional status of the victim --
Gender --
Residence : abuse occurs at home --
Relationship between victim and abuser --
Forms of elder abuse --
Conclusion --
3. Dynamics of elder abuse --
Why does elder abuse occur? --
Why specific forms of elder abuse occur --
Why does an older person who is being harmed maintain a relationship with the abuser? --
Conclusion --
section 2. Responding to elder abuse --
4. Identification and reporting --
Identifying elder abuse --
Indicators of elder abuse --
Abuse and neglect in long-term care facilities --
Additional guidelines for effective interviewing --
Reporting/referring elder abuse --
Additional considerations for reporting/referring abuse in facilities --
Conclusion --
5. Systemic responses to elder abuse --
Adult protective services --
Criminal justice system --
Civil justice system --
Health care system --
Domestic violence and sexual assault programs --
Long term care ombudsman --
Additional agencies that may offer useful services for elder abuse victims --
Conclusion --
section 3. Collaboration --
6. Collaborative efforts : benefits and obstacles --
Overview --
Historical perspective --
Collaborative and non collaborative approaches to elder abuse --
Collaborative approaches --
Types of collaborative efforts --
Advantages of elder abuse collaborations --
Recognizing and overcoming obstacles --
Professional visions and philosophies --
Challenges relating to historical distrust and poor prior interactions --
Challenges related to definition and understanding of elder abuse --
Challenges relating to setting --
Challenges related to legal requirements and limitations --
Challenges relating to roles --
Challenges related to personality conflicts --
Additional challenges for formalized teams --
Team member obstacles --
Deviation from accepted procedures --
Long-term team sustainability --
Conclusion --
7. Effective interventions and informal collaborations --
Overview --
Informal multidisciplinary responses --
Case 1 : emotional and physical abuse and financial exploitation --
Effective interventions through collaboration --
Case 2 : caregiver neglect --
Guiding principles : empowerment and self-determination --
Case 3 : domestic violence --
Case 4 : Betty : a case of self-neglect --
Guiding principles in facilities --
Case 5 : sexual abuse in a licensed facility --
Conclusion --
8. Team processes --
Overview --
Steps of team processes --
Planning phase --
The work --
Evaluation --
Sustaining team effort --
Implementing change based on the evaluation results --
Conducting strategic planning --Utilizing data to direct research --
Dissemination of information about the team --
section 4. Accomplishing the work --
9. The work of a case management team --
Overview --
Phase I : case referral --
Phase II : assessment or investigation --
Phase III : crafting an intervention plan --
Phase IV : implementation of the intervention plan --
Multi-agency case : Doris --
Single-agency case : Estelle --
10. Enhancing victim safety through collaboration --
Elder abuse can lead to serious harm or death --
Case illustration --
11. A collaborative model for holding abusers accountable --
Law enforcement --
Conclusion --
12. Systems review and change through multidisciplinary collaborations --
Introduction --
Importance of systems review and change --
Conclusion --
section 5. Where do we go from here? --
13. Strategies to end elder abuse --
Need for strategic initiatives --
Advocating for social change --
Improving services and remedies for current victims --
Helping future victims by expanding knowledge through data collection and research --
Conclusion --
Appendix A --
References --
Index.
Series Title: Springer series on ethics, law, and aging.
Responsibility: Bonnie Brandl [and others].
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