Elder Abuse: Whose Problem is it?

Elder Abuse: Whose Problem is it?

Elder Abuse: Whose Problem is it?

Elder Abuse: Whose Problem is it?s

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Référence bibliographique [4944]

Cohen-Lithwick, Maxine. 2003. «Elder Abuse: Whose Problem is it? ». Intervention, no 119, p. 24-34.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
Cet article vise à rendre compte de l’« [h]istorique de l’émergence du concept d’abus à l’égard des personnes âgées. La façon de percevoir le problème a un impact sur la façon dont on y réagit. » (p. 24)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
Divers ouvrages et recherches sur la violence faite aux personnes âgées et sur des sujets connexes.

Type de traitement des données :
Réflexion critique

3. Résumé


« This article traces how elder abuse has been socially constructed and how it influences what we believe needs to be done. The growth of family violence knowledge; specifically child abuse, ageism, care giving issues, the impact of gender and senior’s perceptions of abuse are reviewed in the literature in such a way to demonstrate how these factors have had an impact on our present understanding. The article also shows how professionals in the health care system were the first to bring this issue forward and how the media and research have both played an important role in defining elder abuse. » (p. 24)