Safeguarding Older People from Abuse

Critical Contexts to Policy and Practice

Angie Ash

Angie Ash

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

208 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447305668 Will Publish May 2014 For sale in North and South America only
The abuse of older people in health and social care facilities is increasingly recognized as a serious problem, but most scandals about or inquiries into the abuse of elders fail to address—much less challenge—the social, economic, and cultural contexts in which such abuse is allowed to take place. Safeguarding Older People from Abuse provides this much-needed challenge, taking a critical life-course perspective to illustrate the ways in which ageism, lack of resources, target-driven policy, and organizational cultures of blame and scapegoating invisibly facilitate elder abuse. Angie Ash argues for the development of ethically-driven, research-informed policies and practices that will better protect our seniors. 
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