At this moment, depressed, manipulative, and ornery elders are disrupting activities and programs in nursing homes and other geriatric settings. They are also threatening the health and well-being of residents and staff. How can they be stopped? How can they be helped? The Abusive Elder: Service Considerations provides instruction, support, and intervention strategies for activity directors, recreational therapists, social workers, nurses, doctors, administrators, and volunteers who work with the abusive elderly. While the topic of abusive elders is considered taboo among many professionals, this book demystifies the issue and serves as a catalyst for change by increasing awareness, enhancing motivations to take action, and providing some clear recommendations for doing so.
From identifying the four types of abuse (physical, sexual, psychological, violation of rights) to discussing the barriers to responding to abusive behavior, this book offers insight into an issue that has proven particularly unsettling, mind-boggling, and challenging for those engaged in service provider roles with the aged. Foremost among the topics readers learn about in The Abusive Elder are:
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Book Description Haworth Pr Inc, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. unmarked. solid. clean-looking. Bookseller Inventory # 4406997
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