The Mistreatment of Elderly People
- Peter Decalmer - North Manchester Healthcare NHS Trust
- Frank Glendenning - University of Keele, UK
`Read it in medicine, nursing, social work and all health-care settings. It informs and illustrates by case examples, and the interface with the law, social work, nursing and general practice are usefully highlighted. It looks to the future' - The Lancet
This completely revised and extended edition of The Mistreatment of Elderly People presents a comprehensive overview of research and theoretical explanations of elder abuse, as well as practical guidance for practitioners in the field.
The new edition updates themes covered in the First Edition including: the clinical implications of abuse; sociological perspectives; issues for social workers, nurses, clinicians and general practitioners; legal implications; and prevention models.
In addition, new research findings and further topics have been included. The new edition evaluates the implications of the NHS and Community Care Act, and the application of care management systems in cases of elder abuse. It also offers suggestions for good practice for interagency working and addresses questions of social policy, family and kinship networks, gender and the public response to the plight of vulnerable elderly people. The book looks at abuse in both domestic and residential settings and includes case examples of sexual, physical, psychological and material abuse and forms of neglect.
`The edited collection by Decalmer and Glendenning is a revised and expanded version of their previous successful collection of readings. It includes a number of perspectives and different disciplines. It is therefore a welcome addition to the literature as it provides a much needed overview of the major research, theoretical and professional perspectives on the topic....The Decalmer and Glendenning text is useful in increasing awareness, knowledge and understanding about elder abuse and neglect and should, as the first edition did, attract a wide readership' - Ageing and Society
`This welcome second edition has been expanded by eight chapters, balancing , as the editors state, theory and good practice....Many of the contributers are well known in the field; newer names bring new perspectives and will hopefully continue their interest in this increasingly complex and expanding knowledge base. The editors have co-ordinated a fairly balanced read. The book consolidates its position as one of the standard reference texts on the subject and also includes many unique, well-written sections on ineteresting facets of abuse of older people' - Age and Ageing
A useful introduction to the subject, reveals the wide extent of abuse and considers where the responsibilities for this lie - thought-provoking material.
This book is going to be used as a recommened reading for both counsellling students and for those studying on the dementai care course. It outlines abuse of the elderly and how it is investigated, there is a vast ammount of up to the minute data and will be useful for students carrying out research projects in the area of care homes and abuse.
A thoughtful approach to the often unkind care of the elderly