Aging, Ageism and Abuse

Gloria Gutman, Charmaine Spencer

Inhabitants growing older is going on worldwide. Reviews of abuse and neglect of older women and men are additionally evident on a world foundation. Whereas a lot of the work on identification, therapy and prevention of abuse of older individuals has been inside the household setting, it can’t be separated from the broader expertise of rising outdated in up to date society. Time and time once more, points round laws, coverage and apply collide with human rights, societal attitudes and stereotypes.

Elevating consciousness of the hyperlink amongst growing older, ageism and abuse, is one purpose of this guide and a obligatory first step within the battle to eradicate abuse and neglect of older individuals. However consciousness shouldn’t be sufficient, motion must be taken to develop, case discovering procedures and remedial and preventive insurance policies and applications which are elder-friendly each in intent and in the way in which that they’re applied. This guide provides a thought-provoking examination of chosen present insurance policies and applications which have been developed inside the well being, social companies and prison justice programs. It highlights the particular points and vulnerabilities of older ladies, older males and individuals from the LGTB neighborhood. It additionally includes a distinctive strategy to reaching younger individuals via an academic program that shapes attitudes and conduct through graphic artwork.

* Clear, simple writing model – reader doesn’t need to deal with murky theories and obscure references

* Sensible strategy – readers can relate to the examples which are supplied of conditions wherein abuse and neglect has or can happen