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Elder abuse : key issues and emerging evidence Adam Dean

By: Dean, Adam.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: CFCA paper.Publisher: Melbourne, Vic : Child Family Australia, Australian Institute of Family Studies, 2019Description: electronic document (28 pages) ; PDF file : 539.78 KB ; HTML version available.ISBN: 978-1-76016-205-4 (Online); 978-1-76016-206-1 (PDF).Subject(s): AFRICAN PEOPLES | ELDER ABUSE | PREVALENCE | INTERVENTION | OLDER PEOPLE | PREVENTION | RISK FACTORS | AUSTRALIAOnline resources: Click here to access online | Access the website In: CFCA paper, 2018, no. 51Summary: Elder abuse is a multifaceted and often hidden form of abuse. There is currently no national data on the prevalence of elder abuse in Australia. Based on international studies, it is estimated that between 2% and 14% of older people in high- or middle-income countries experience elder abuse every year. The term 'elder abuse' covers a range of harmful behaviours, including physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse and neglect. This paper provides an overview of elder abuse in Australia. It discusses key issues involved in how elder abuse is defined and examines its prevalence, impact and associated risk factors, with a focus on implications of recent research for policy and practice. (From the website). Record #6322
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CFCA paper, 2019, no. 51

Elder abuse is a multifaceted and often hidden form of abuse. There is currently no national data on the prevalence of elder abuse in Australia. Based on international studies, it is estimated that between 2% and 14% of older people in high- or middle-income countries experience elder abuse every year. The term 'elder abuse' covers a range of harmful behaviours, including physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse and neglect.

This paper provides an overview of elder abuse in Australia. It discusses key issues involved in how elder abuse is defined and examines its prevalence, impact and associated risk factors, with a focus on implications of recent research for policy and practice. (From the website). Record #6322