The Abuse Of Care In Residential Institutions

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Tragically, some older people are abused in the very places where they should hope to find 'care'. This work contains perhaps the best analysis of the state of knowledge of this abuse at the time of writing, ten years ago. The problems they describe still exist, and the analysis remains relevant.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781871177930
  • Publisher: Whiting & Birch, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/1/1996
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Abuse of Residents 3
2 The Abuse of Care: The Person and the Place 10
3 Abuse in Residential Care: Reflections from the Mid-Atlantic 27
4 The Mistreatment of Elderly People in Residential Institutions 35
5 The Abuse of Care: The Relationship between the Person and the Place 50
6 Abuse of Younger and Older People: Similarities and Differences 69
7 What's Special about Being Old? 89
8 The Organisational Underpinnings of Abuse: Implications for Abuse of Individuals 94
9 Do Social Services Departments Contribute to the Abuse of Older People? 106
10 Setting and Maintaining Standards 114
11 Blowing the Whistle on Elder Abuse 127
12 Uncovering Abuse 140
13 Managing Enquiries 153
14 Bad Apple or Sick Building? Management Responses to Institutional Abuse 158
15 Training Residential Staff to Be Aware of Sexual Abuse in Old Age 166
16 Issues for Further Reflection 172
Bibliography 179
Notes on Contributors 192
Index 196
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