Self-Neglecting Elders

Self-Neglecting Elders

by Eloise Rathborn-Mccuan
     
 

While elder abuse is a topic that has been widely explored, elder self-neglect is a subject that has not really been defined, much less discussed at any length. This volume is the first comprehensive work on the prevalent geriatric problem of self-neglect. It contains original clinical research and analyzes the medical, psychological, and social aspects of

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Overview

While elder abuse is a topic that has been widely explored, elder self-neglect is a subject that has not really been defined, much less discussed at any length. This volume is the first comprehensive work on the prevalent geriatric problem of self-neglect. It contains original clinical research and analyzes the medical, psychological, and social aspects of geriatric self-neglect from various perspectives of professionals within the geriatric field.

This volume opens with an overview of elder self-neglect, including a general framework that describes exactly what is involved with this clinical problem. The authors then explore the broad societal implications of self-neglect before going on to examine special risks and subgroups that are associated with this dilemma. The final chapter investigates areas of research likely to enhance further understanding of this problem. Social workers, nurses and geriatric professionals who are concerned with this threat to our elderly will find this volume to be a valuable resource that provides an interdisciplinary perspective on health and social services.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865690479
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/16/1992
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
IOverview
1Elder Self-Neglect: A Blurred Concept3
2A General Framework for Elder Self-Neglect13
IISystems Considerations
3Ethical Issues in Working with Self-Neglect27
4Psychiatric and Biomedical Considerations in Self-Neglect46
5A Family Systems Perspective of Self-Neglect71
IIISpecial Risks and Subgroups
6Institutional Care Settings and Self-Neglect91
7Older Developmentally Disabled Adults and Self-Neglect107
8Geriatric Alcoholism and Self-Neglect127
9Geriatric Protective Services and Self-Neglect144
10Conclusion: Research and Clinical Directions in Self-Neglect161
Bibliography173
Index187
About the Contributors195

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