Elder abuse in Europe: an overview of recent developments

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Abstract

Elder abuse is a global phenomenon. Despite recognition and action several decades ago in a number of countries, in many others the phenomena of abuse and neglect have been much more recently identified as in need of attention. This brief will discuss the situation relating to responses to and interventions in elder abuse that have been evolving in a number of countries in the European region, which are at different stages of development. The examples provided will assist in meeting the worldwide challenge that elder abuse presents.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-16
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Elder Abuse & Neglect
Volume18
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • Aged
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Elder Abuse
  • Europe
  • Female
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Health Services for the Aged
  • Humans
  • Male
  • National Health Programs
  • Patient Advocacy

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