Elder mistreatment: An international narrative

Elizabeth Podnieks, Bridget Penhale, Thomas Goergen, Simon Biggs, Donghee Han

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This eclectic overview of global reports on elder mistreatment reflects both the diversity of the work of the authors and the situations in the countries described. Some nations frame elder mistreatment as a human rights issue; others trace the development of emerging programs and practices as they articulate strategies designed to identify, prevent, and reduce the problem, while recognizing the shifting context in which elder mistreatment takes place. This article sheds light on the way different countries share their stories, policies, and initiatives, which stimulate discussions and debates of various aspects and cultural nuances of elder mistreatment. The data presented provide a platform for increased action toward preventing elder mistreatment and celebrate successes while looking for new ways to address challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-163
Number of pages33
JournalJournal of Elder Abuse & Neglect
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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