Elder Abuse

Research, Practice and Policy

  • XinQi Dong

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert B. Wallace, Victoria L. Crabb
      Pages 3-20
    3. Karen A. Roberto, Pamela B. Teaster
      Pages 21-41
  3. Epidemiology of the Issue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Joah L. Williams, Margaret Davis, Ron Acierno
      Pages 45-65
    3. Ruijia Chen, XinQi Dong
      Pages 93-107
    4. Elizabeth Podnieks, Cynthia Thomas
      Pages 109-123
    5. Carmel B. Dyer, Carlos A. Reyes-Ortiz
      Pages 125-139
    6. Marguerite DeLiema, Kendon J. Conrad
      Pages 141-157
  4. Clinical Assessment and Management of Elder Abuse

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Margot J. Schofield
      Pages 161-199
    3. Scott R. Beach
      Pages 201-214
    4. Nora OBrien-Suric, Avital Benson, XinQi Dong, Terry Fulmer
      Pages 215-228
    5. Elizabeth J. Santos, Corey Nichols-Hadeed
      Pages 229-246
    6. Tara L. McMullen, Kimberly Schwartz, Sophia Autrey, Jane Lucas, Gary Rezek, Anita Somplasky et al.
      Pages 247-293
  5. Practices and Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Jeanine Yonashiro-Cho, Kylie Meyer, Kathleen H. Wilber
      Pages 297-315
    3. Joseph Snyder, William F. Benson
      Pages 317-342
    4. Erica Wood, Mary Joy Quinn
      Pages 363-386
    5. Georgia J. Anetzberger
      Pages 417-432
    6. Karen Stein
      Pages 433-457
  6. Elder Abuse and Culture: Anthropological and Ethnographic Experiences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 459-459
    2. Charles P. Mouton, Janet H. Southerland
      Pages 461-475
    3. Elsie Yan, Gracy Fang
      Pages 477-494
  7. Policy Issues Surrounding Elder Abuse

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 579-579
    2. Robert B. Blancato, Meaghan McMahon
      Pages 581-594
    3. Brian W. Lindberg, Pamela B. Teaster
      Pages 615-628
    4. Carrie F. Mulford, Andy Mao
      Pages 637-651
  8. Future Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 671-671
    2. Susan K. Roepke-Buehler, XinQi Dong
      Pages 673-685
    3. James G O’Brien
      Pages 687-692
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 709-725

About this book


This book provides a global comprehensive and systematic state-of-the review of this field that fills the gaps between research, practice, and policy.  The book addresses the epidemiology of the issue and the global prevalence of elder abuse in both developed and developing countries, which synthesizes the most up-to-date data about risk factors and protective factors associated with elder abuse and consequences of elder abuse; clinical assessment and management of elder abuse, including screening, detection, management of elder abuse, and the role of decision making capacity and forensic approaches; practice and services that describe adult protective services, legal justice, elder court systems, and guardianship system; elder abuse and culture, which provides more in-depth anthropological and ethnographic experiences; policy issues, which highlights the elder justice movement, GAO reports, elder justice act, older American act and elder justice coordinating council; and future directions, which explores translational research, practice, education/training and policy issues surrounding elder abuse.   

Elder Abuse: Research, Practice and Policy is a useful resource for aging researchers, social services, general internists, family medicine physicians, social workers, nurses, and legal professionals interested in the issues of elder abuse.


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Editors and affiliations

  • XinQi Dong
    • 1
  1. 1.Rush Institute for Healthy AgingRush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-47502-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-47504-2
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