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The clinical management of elder abuse Georgia J. Anetzberger, editor.

Contributor(s): Anetzberger, Georgia J | (Ed.).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York Haworth Press 2003Description: xiv, 180 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0789019477 (soft cover : alk. paper).Subject(s): ABUSIVE MEN | ABUSIVE WOMEN | BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION | ELDER ABUSE | SERVICES FOR | OLDER PEOPLE | UNITED STATES | PREVENTIONDDC classification: 362.6 CLI Summary: Elder abuse is a health and social problem and an important, often hidden, aspect of family violence. The two primary sources for understanding elder abuse are empirical and experiential, the former derived from scientific study of its nature and scope, the latter from the clinicians who detect and treat it and the from the victims themselves. The book takes a case-based approach and provides discipline-specific comment from professionals working in the law, health and social sectors. Issues discussed include capacity, self-determination, identification of the actual client, and the ethical dilemmas faced by nurses and lawyers. The concluding chapter covers the benefits of multidisciplinary teams.
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Includes bibliographical references. Title Page: Co-published simultaneously as Clinical gerontologist, volume 28, numbers 1/2.

Elder abuse is a health and social problem and an important, often hidden, aspect of family violence. The two primary sources for understanding elder abuse are empirical and experiential, the former derived from scientific study of its nature and scope, the latter from the clinicians who detect and treat it and the from the victims themselves. The book takes a case-based approach and provides discipline-specific comment from professionals working in the law, health and social sectors. Issues discussed include capacity, self-determination, identification of the actual client, and the ethical dilemmas faced by nurses and lawyers. The concluding chapter covers the benefits of multidisciplinary teams.

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