This chapter examines the development of responses to situations of elder abuse and neglect (mistreatment). Following consideration of several key issues relevant to elder mistreatment, there is a discussion about prevention, protection, and vulnerability in relation to older people. Types of intervention are briefly covered, including practical assistance, legal and therapeutic interventions, or those that are aimed at either the victim or perpetrator of mistreatment. This is followed by an examination of the development of frameworks for protection and examples of legislation that has been developed to assist in the protection of elders who experience mistreatment. Issues relating to collaborative working and good practice in an inter-agency perspective are also covered. The chapter concludes with comments about the importance of this issue and the potential future development of the field.
|Title of host publication||Oxford Textbook of Violence Prevention|
|Subtitle of host publication||Epidemiology, Evidence, and Policy|
|Editors||Peter Donnelly, Catherine Ward|
|Place of Publication||UK|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2014|