Factors used in the detection of elder financial abuse: A judgement and decision-making study of social workers and their managers

Miranda Davies, Priscilla Harries, Deborah Cairns, David Stanley, Mary Gilhooly, Kenneth Gilhooly, Elizabeth Notley, Anthony Gilbert, Bridget Penhale, Catherine Hennessy

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Factors social workers use in practice to detect elder financial abuse are currently unknown. A critical incident technique was applied within a judgement analysis approach to elicit cue use. Only three factors were key to decision-making: who raises concern, the elder’s mental capacity and the nature of the financial anomaly occurring.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)404-420
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Social Work
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2011

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