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The victims: older people and their carers in a domestic setting

  • Mervyn Eastman

Abstract

So what is the profile of an abused person? Is there one? Ten years ago I was more certain than now, but I do think we can still be confident of certain characteristics.

Keywords

Personality Disorder Family Violence Elder Abuse Domestic Setting Residential Care Home 
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  • Mervyn Eastman

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