Elder Abuse and Neglect

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Elder Abuse and Neglect

SKU# 9780826151223

Causes, Diagnosis, and Interventional Strategies

Author: Mary Joy Quinn RN, MA, Susan K. Tomita MSW, PhD


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In this second edition of their classic volume, the authors present their elder abuse diagnosis and intervention model. This comprehensive model of detection, assessment, and intervention enables the practitioner first to identify the type of elder mistreatment, including physical, sexual, psychological, and financial. It then provides systematic and realistic interventions.

This updated edition also includes information on legal interventions with suggestions on how the practitioner should act in the courtroom, give testimony, document findings, and prepare for legal involvement with the criminal justice system. Actual legal tools are included in the appendix. This is a classic resource for all health professionals who work with the elderly.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date June 28, 1997
  • Page Count 365
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826151223
  • EISBN 9780826151230

Table of Contents 

    Foreword to the First Edition, by Congressman Claude Pepper
    Foreword to the Second Edition by Lisa Nerenberg, MSW, MPH
    Part One: The Phenomenon of Elder Mistreatment
  1. Aging and Elder Mistreatment
  2. Victims and Their Abusers
  3. Types of Elder Mistreatment
  4. Why Elder Mistreatment Occurs

  5. Part Two: Diagnosis and Intervention
  6. Diagnostic Phase: I. Preparation for Assessment
  7. Diagnostic Phase: II. Assessment
  8. Intervention Phase: I. Considerations and Crisis Treatment
  9. Intervention Phase: II. The Many Forms of Treatment
  10. Intervention Phase: III. Legal Intervention
  11. Epilogue

  12. Appendixes
    A: Harborview Medical Center Elder Abuse Diagnostic and Intervention Protocol
    B: Dementia Scale
    C: Mini-Mental Status Exam
    D: ADL Evaluation Form
    E: Symptoms of Depression
    F: Powers of Attorney
    G: California Penal Code 368