Care of the elderly at risk of abuse

  • Pauline Jeffree


With more people living to older years and remaining either in their own home or with their families the strain of looking after the elderly — possibly also disabled or confused — can lead to such a strain for them that abuse is almost an inevitability. It should be added that very little is known statistically about the incidence of abuse.


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  1. Age Concern (1992) Abuse of Elderly People. Guidelines for Action. Age Concern, London.Google Scholar

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© Pauline Jeffree 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pauline Jeffree
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  1. 1.Elm House SurgeryBeckenhamUK

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