International Handbook of Elder Abuse and Mistreatment

  • Mala Kapur Shankardass

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Pamela B. Teaster, Joy Swanson Ernst, Patricia Brownell
      Pages 41-57
    3. Liliana Giraldo Rodríguez, Marcela Agudelo Botero
      Pages 73-88
    4. Nelson Garcia Araneda, Jenny Lowick-Russell
      Pages 89-110
    5. Marie Beaulieu, Michelle Côté, Joséphine Loock, Monia D’Amours, Luisa Diaz, Jacques Cloutier
      Pages 137-166
  3. Caribbean

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Denise Eldemire-Shearer, Douladel Willie-Tyndale, Collette Robinson, Julian McKoy Davis
      Pages 175-197
  4. Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Sirkka Perttu, Henriikka Laurola, Päivi Helakallio-Ranta
      Pages 219-235
    3. Ioana Caciula
      Pages 237-241
    4. Thomas Goergen
      Pages 279-293
    5. Liesbeth De Donder, Sofie Van Regenmortel, Deborah Lambotte, Nico De Witte, Dominique Verté
      Pages 295-309
    6. Bridget Penhale
      Pages 311-331
  5. Middle East, West and South Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-333
    2. Ariela Lowenstein, Sigal Pearl Naim
      Pages 335-347
    3. Mala Kapur Shankardass
      Pages 371-384
    4. Manohar Upreti
      Pages 385-403
    5. Shiromi Maduwage
      Pages 427-437
  6. East Asia and Oceania

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 439-439
    2. Elsie Yan
      Pages 511-538
    3. Briony Dow, Freda Vrantsidis, Meghan O’Brien, Melanie Joosten, Luke Gahan
      Pages 559-574
  7. Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 575-575
    2. Priscilla S. Gavi
      Pages 633-649

About this book


This first-of-its-kind work on elder abuse and mistreatment provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the subject. Covering almost all regions of the world, it highlights different dimensions of elder abuse and mistreatment in terms of their prevalence, incidence, prevention, treatment, management and response from governments and civil society, academic and research communities, and society in general. Written by international specialists from various disciplinary and presenting the latest findings and data, the handbook includes sections on the Americas; the Caribbean; Europe; Central, West and South Asia; East Asia and Asia-Pacific; and Africa. The chapters offer clarity on the concept and forms of elder abuse and neglect, discuss research methodology, and provide policy options, legislative solutions and programmatic responses to give relief to older people as victims of abuse and neglect as well as to deal with the perpetrators. This book is intended for a wide range of students and researchers interested in aging, from sociology, to social work, community medicine, public health, clinical psychology, and human rights/law.


Poverty, Neglect and Abuse in Old Age Elder Abuse Networks Human Rights and Elder Abuse Maltreatment of the Elderly Violence Against the Aged Safeguarding Against Abuse Neglect of Elderly Women Voice of the Elderly Dignity and Respect in Old Age Support Networks for the Elderly

Editors and affiliations

  • Mala Kapur Shankardass
    • 1
  1. 1.Maitreyi CollegeUniversity of DelhiNew DelhiIndia

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