International scientific articles

This section suggests a selection of international publications on mistreatment of older adults that have been published since 2007. A scientific literature review is carried out every six months in order to regularly enhance this reference list.

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Fang, B., Yan, E., Chan, K. L. & Ip, P. (2018). Elder abuse and its medical outcomes in older Chinese people with cognitive and physical impairments. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 33(8), 1038–1047.

Fang, B. & Yan, E. (2018). Abuse of Older Persons with Dementia: A Review of the Literature. Trauma, Violence & Abuse, 19(2), 127-147.

Feltner, C., Wallace, I., Berkman, N., Kistler, C. E., Middleton, J. C., Barclay, C., &… Jonas, D. E. (2018). Screening for Intimate Partner Violence, Elder Abuse, and Abuse of Vulnerable Adults: Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. Journal of the American Medical Association, 320(16), 1688–1701.

Franco, A. (2018). Violence et âgisme. Prise de conscience en Dauphiné et situation en France. La revue de Gériatrie, 43(4), 221-227.

Friedman, L., Avila, S., Friedman, D. & Meltzer, W. (2018). Association between Type of Residence and Clinical Signs of Neglect in Older Adults. Gerontology, 1–10.

Gimm, G., Chowdhury, S. & Castle, N. (2018). Resident Aggression and Abuse in Assisted Living. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 37(8), 947–964.

Gray, J. S., LaBore, K. B. & Carter, P. (2018). Protecting the Sacred Tree: Conceptualizing Spiritual Abuse Against Native American Elders. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. Advance online publication.

Harris, K., Krygsman, S., Waschenko, J., & Rudman, D. L. (2018). Ageism and the Older Worker: A Scoping Review. Gerontologist, 58(2), e1–e14.

Macrae, H. (2018). “My opinion is that doctors prefer younger people”: older women, physicians and ageism. Ageing & Society, 38(2), 240–266.

Hoffman, S. (2018). The Perplexities of Age and Power. Elder Law Journal, 25(2), 327-375.

Jackson, S. L. (2018). A Systematic Review of Financial Exploitation Measures in Prevalence Studies. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 37(9), 1150–1188.

Kong, J. & Jeon, H. (2018). Functional Decline and Emotional Elder Abuse: A Population-Based Study of Older Korean Adults. Journal of Family Violence, 33(1), 17-26.

Kurkurina, E., Lange, B., Lama, S., Burk-Leaver, E., Yaffe, M. J. & Monin, J. k. (2018). Detection of Elder Abuse: Exploring the Potential Use of the Elder Abuse Suspicion Index by Law Enforcement in the Field. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 30(2), 103-126.

Lambert, P. (2018). La maltraitance à domicile : L'apport de la pratique avancée infirmière. La revue de gériatrie, 43(5), 306-308.

Lee, J., Burnett, J., Xia, R., Smith, S. & Dyer, C. (2018). Feasibility of Intervention in Elder Self-Neglecter: Setting the Stage for Future Research. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 30(3), 223-235.

LeGrand, P. (2018). The Potential Unconstitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Board and its Ramifications for the Elderly. Elder Law Journal, 25(2), 404-442.

Levy, S. R. (2018). Toward Reducing Ageism: PEACE (Positive Education about Aging and Contact Experiences) Model. Gerontologist, 58(2), 226–232.

Lioyd-Sherlock, P., Penhale, B. & Ayiga, N. (2018). Financial Abuse of Older People in Low and Middle-Income Countries: The Case of South Africa. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 30(3), 236-246.

Macrae, H. (2018). “My opinion is that doctors prefer younger people”: older women, physicians and ageism. Ageing & Society, 38(2), 240–266.

Piri, N., Taheri, P., Khodakarim, S. & Etemad, K. (2018). Domestic elder abuse and associated factors in elderly women in Tehran, Iran. Epidemiology And Health, e2018055.

Makaroun, L. K., Taylor, L. & Rosen, T. (2018). Veterans Experiencing Elder Abuse: Improving Care of a High‐Risk Population About Which Little Is Known. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 66(2), 389–393.

McDonald, L. (2018). The Mistreatment of Older Canadians: Findings from the 2015 National Prevalence Study. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 30(3), 176-208.

Medetsky, H., Sunderaraman, P. & Cosentino, S. (2018). Investing: The Case for Recognition as an Independent Capacity. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 30(4), 320-331.

Moore, S. (2018). Assumption, the mother of all foul ups: a fundamental reason for the continuing abuse of adults at risk. Journal of Adult Protection, 20(3), 129–143.

Moore, S. (2018). Through a glass darkly: exploring commissioning and contract monitoring and its role in detecting abuse in care and nursing homes for older people. Journal of Adult Protection, 20(2), 110 127.

Moore, S. (2018). Oops! Its happened again! Evidence of the continuing abuse of older people in care homes. Journal of Adult Protection, 20(1), 33–46.

Morgan, R. C., Teaster, P. B. & Thomas, R. W. (2018). A View from the Bridge: A Brief Look at the Progression of Cases of Elder Financial Exploitation Prosecutions. Elder Law Journal, 25(2), 271-325.

Moulias, R. (2018). Comprendre la maltraitance pour mieux la prévenir. La revue de gériatrie, 43(5), 289-293.

Namboodri, B. L., Rosen, T., Dayaa, J. A., Bischof, J. J., Ramadan, N., Patel, M. D., & … Platts, M. T. F. (2018). Elder Abuse Identification in the Prehospital Setting: An Examination of State Emergency Medical Services Protocols. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 66(5), 962–968.

Orfila, F., Coma-Solé, M., Cabanas, M., Cegri-Lombardo, F., Moleras-Serra, A. & Pujol-Ribera, E. (2018). Family Caregiver Mistreatment of the Elderly: Prevalence of Risk and Associated Factors. BMC Public Health, 18(167), 1-14.

Ostaszkiewicz, J. (2018). A conceptual model of the risk of elder abuse posed by incontinence and care dependence. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 13(2), 1–11.

Park, J. I. (2018). Relationship Between Emotional Abuse and Depression Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults in Korea. Yonsei Medical Journal, 59(5), 693-697.

Parkinson, K., Pollock, S. & Edwards, D. (2018). Family Group Conferences: An Opportunity to Re-Frame Responses to the Abuse of Older People? British Journal of Social Work, 48(4), 1109–1126.

Petti, S. (2018). Elder neglect—Oral diseases and injuries. Oral Diseases, 24(6), 891–899.

Phelan, A., McCarthy, S. & McKee, J. (2018). Safeguarding Staff’s Experience of Cases of Financial Abuse. British Journal of Social Work, 48(4), 924–942.

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