Elder Abuse and the Public's Health

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Elder Abuse and the Public's Health

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  • Pamela Teaster PhD
  • Jeffrey Hall PhD

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Presents an insightful, interdisciplinary approach for preventing elder mistreatment

Encompassing the contributions of leading scholars in public health and gerontology, this is a rich repository of key ideas, concepts and issues regarding elder mistreatment and the role of public health initiatives in its prevention. The text frames elder mistreatment as a public health problem, stressing that efforts toward prevention is well within the scope of work performed by public health professionals. It describes major public policy/public health initiatives as they relate to elder mistreatment, analyzes elder mistreatment as a global and human rights issue, and supports the development of core competencies for public health work to prevent elder mistreatment.

The text describes in detail major theoretical and applied issues within elder mistreatment and grounds these issues within the core functions and essential services of public health. It then addresses skill development using the core competencies for public health professionals. The book is the first to tie the core functions and essential public health services to core public health competency domains and creates a topic-specific framework for effective public health practice. An annotated section includes the most up-to-date resources for both public health and elder mistreatment, including toolkits, stakeholder lists, and references. A discussion of future directions for the field sets the agenda for a committed interdisciplinary approach to ameliorating and preventing elder mistreatment.

Key Features:

  • Grounds elder mistreatment prevention within the core functions and essential services of public health
  • Provides a storehouse of scientific and practical information on elder mistreatment
  • Stresses skill development using core competencies for public health professionals
  • Encompasses the contributions of outstanding leaders in public health and gerontology
  • Includes news stories, illustrative case examples, resources, blogs, and webinars

Product Details 

  • Publication Date June 28, 2018
  • Page Count 240
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826171320

Table of Contents 


Pamela Teaster, Ph.D., and Jeffrey Hall Ph.D., M.S.P.H, C.P.H.

Chapter 1. Framing Elder Abuse as a Public Health Problem

Jeffrey Hall, Ph.D., M.S.P.H, C.P.H. and Pamela B. Teaster, Ph.D.

Chapter 2: Elder Abuse and the Core Function of Public Health: Using the Ten Essential Public Health Services as a Framework for Addressing Elder Abuse

Shalon Irving, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A. and Jeffrey Hall Ph.D., M.S.P.H, C.P.H.

Chapter 3: Elder Abuse and the Role of Public Health Law and Health Services Administration Emmanuel. D. Jadhav, MSc, DrPH (Ferris State University) and James W. Holsinger, Jr., MD, PhD James Holsinger, Jr., MD, Ph.D. (University of Kentucky)

Chapter 4: Intimate Partner Violence Affecting Older Adults: Public Health Implications

Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik, Ph.D., Klawsnik and Klawsnik and Associates

Chapter 5: American Indian Perspectives, Challenges, and Approaches to Elder Abuse

J Derrell W. Cox II, Lori L. Jervis, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

Chapter 6: Intersection of Public Health and Non-Traditional Partners and Approaches to Address Elder Abuse

Georgia Anetzberger, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Chapter 7: Initiatives, Organizations, and Efforts Addressing Elder Abuse

Pamela Teaster, Ph.D., and Jeffrey Hall Ph.D., M.S.P.H, C.P.H., Fatemeh Zarghami, MD, MPH

Chapter 8: Public Health, Human Rights, and Global Perspectives on Elder Abuse

Elizabeth Podnieks, Ph.D., Ryerson University, and Cynthia Thomas, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Committee on National Statistics

Chapter 9: Summations and Concluding Thoughts

Pamela Teaster, Ph.D., and Jeffrey Hall Ph.D., M.S.P.H, C.P.H