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Safeguarding older people from abuse: Critical contexts to policy and practice

Angie Ash


The abuse and mistreatment of older people is recognised internationally as a significant abuse of elders’ human rights. ‘Scandals’ and inquiries into failures to protect older people from abuse in health and social care systems rarely address, and still less challenge, the influence and impacts the social, economic, regulatory and cultural contexts have on elder abuse and on the actions taken to protect older people from mistreatment. This critical and challenging book identifies those influences and the contexts to policy and practice in adult safeguarding. A core intention of the book is th ... More

Keywords: elder abuse, adult safeguarding, critical theory-informed research, policy, practice, elderabuse scandals

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781447305668
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447305668.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Angie Ash, author