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Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect

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Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect


Quarterly, peer-reviewed journal, that explores the advances in research, policy and practice, and clinical and ethical issues surrounding the abuse and neglect of older people.
First volume 1988-1990

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Older persons’ definitions and explanations of elder abuse in the Netherlands

Authors: Yuliya Mysyuk, Rudi G. J. Westendorp, & Jolanda Lindenberg
In this article we explore older persons’ definitions of and explanations for elder abuse in the Netherlands by means of interviews with older persons. A qualitative study was conducted based on semis-tructured interviews with 35 older persons who had no experience with abuse. Our findings show that older persons participating in our study define elder abuse foremost as physical violence that is performed intentionally. The study participants explain elder abuse as a result of the dependency and vulnerability of older persons, of changing norms and values, and of changes in the position of older persons in society, which result in disrespect toward older persons and a lack of social control and responsibility. The older persons’ explanations for the occurrence of abuse mainly focus on societal changes; older persons seem to regard elder abuse primarily as a societal problem. This understand-ing of, and explanation for, elder abuse may influence their detection and reporting behavior, as they may tend to acknowledge only severe cases of intentional physical violence that leave clear and therefore physically detectable evidence.
Source: externe linkVolume 28, Issue 2, 2016

Five-year all-cause mortality rates across five categories of substantiated elder abuse occurring in the community

Authors: Jason Burnett, Shelly L. Jackson, Arup K. Sinha, Andrew R. Aschenbrenner, Kathleen Pace Murphy, Rui Xia & Pamela M. Diamond
Elder abuse increases the likelihood of early mortality, but little is known regarding which types of abuse may be resulting in the greatest mortality risk. This study included N = 1,670 cases of substan-tiated elder abuse and estimated the 5-year all-cause mortality for five types of elder abuse (caregiver neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, financial exploitation, and polyvictimization). Statistically significant differences in 5-year mortality risks were found between abuse types and across gender. Caregiver neglect and financial exploitation had the lowest survival rates, underscoring the value of considering the long-term consequences associated with different forms of abuse. Likewise, mortality differences between genders and abuse types indicate the need to consider this interaction in elder abuse case investigations and responses. Further mortality studies are needed in this population to better understand these patterns and implications for public health and clinical management of com-munity-dwelling elder abuse victims.
Source: externe linkVolume 28, Issue 2, 2016