An unequalled compendium of cutting-edge information on self neglect
This authoritative resource in provides nurses and healthcare 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 across the world that healthcare professionals 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, chapters tackle 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 U.S., Ireland, England, Scotland, Australia, Israel, Canada, and Korea include respected researchers, practitioners, and academics from multiple health and social care disciplines along with health and social care services who have played a critical role in advancing research, public awareness, and policy on self-neglect.
- Delivers multi-faceted, cutting-edge information on self-neglect in older adults for nurses and related healthcare 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 enquiry and research