Self-Neglect in Older Adults

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Self-Neglect in Older Adults

SKU# 9780826140821

A Global, Evidence-Based Resource for Nurses and Other Healthcare Providers


  • Mary Rose Day DN, H.Dip. PHN, BSc, Dip, Mang, RPHN, RM
  • Geraldine McCarthy PhD, MSN, MEd, DipN, RNYT, RGN, Fellow RCSI
  • Joyce J. Fitzpatrick PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN


An unequalled compendium of cutting-edge information on self-neglect

This authoritative resource provides nurses and other health care professionals with a comprehensive overview and analysis of self-neglect in older adults. With an aging global population, self-neglect is emerging as a complex problem that crosses multiple disciplines of health and social care. Characterized by a harmful inattention to health and hygiene, self-neglect manifests in a variety of ways that health care professionals around the world need to be able to recognize and manage.

The only text with the latest analysis of theoretical perspectives, research, and evidence from global leaders in the field, this book tackles the interdisciplinary problem of self-neglect to deliver current professional practice tools and clinical practice interventions. Replete with case studies that examine the ethical, legal, and medical issues of self-neglect, the content is immediately applicable to researchers and clinicians. An extensive list of contributors from the United States, Ireland, England, Scotland, Australia, Israel, and Canada includes respected researchers, practitioners, and academics from multiple health and social care disciplines who have played a critical role in advancing research, public awareness, and policy on self-neglect.

Key Features:

  • Delivers multifaceted, cutting-edge information on self-neglect in older adults for nurses and related health care professionals
  • Addresses theory, research, evidence, assessment and measurement, and clinical practice interventions
  • Includes practical applications, case studies, and illustrations in each chapter
  • Authored by an international panel of authoritative leaders in gerontology
  • Provides debate and discussion on self-neglect that will promote further inquiry and research

Product Details 

  • Publication Date August 28, 2017
  • Page Count 433
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826140821

About The Author(s) 

Geraldine McCarthy, PhD, MSN, MEd, DipN, RNT, RGN, Fellow RCSI,

is emeritus professor of nursing at the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery at University College Cork (UCC) and Chair of the South/South West Acute Hospital Group, which comprises nine hospitals in the south of Ireland. Prior to this, she was founding professor and dean of the nursing school at UCC, and held the post of head of the UCC College of Medicine and Health, providing strategic leadership in research and educational programs in medicine, dentistry, therapies, pharmacy, nursing, and midwifery. She has also held a variety of other positions in Ireland, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada. She holds an MEd from Trinity College Dublin, and MSN and PhD degrees in nursing from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. She has been a member of a number of national and European bodies and her ministerial appointments include one to the Fulbright Commission. She has been the editor/author of a number of books and continually contributes to nursing publications.