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World Health Organization : Year 2002 ; World Health Organization, Noncommunicable Disease and Mental Health, Injuries and Violence Prevention Department, No. 02.1: Missing Voices Views of Older Persons on Elder Abuse

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Title: World Health Organization : Year 2002 ; World Health Organization, Noncommunicable Disease and Mental Health, Injuries and Violence Prevention Department, No. 02.1: Missing Voices Views of Older Persons on Elder Abuse  
Author: World Health Organization
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
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Organization, W. H. (n.d.). World Health Organization : Year 2002 ; World Health Organization, Noncommunicable Disease and Mental Health, Injuries and Violence Prevention Department, No. 02.1. Retrieved from http://sonyebookreaderlibrary.com/


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Acknowledgements The project was initiated by Dr Alexandre Kalache, Coordinator of the World Health Organization Ageing and Life Course unit (WHO/ALC), who invited the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) to join WHO in developing a global response to elder abuse. Professor Gerry Bennett, from Barts and the London Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry in the United Kingdom and Secretary of INPEA, became the main researcher of this study. Ms Silvia Perel Levin, WHO/ALC Technical Offi cer, was appointed the focal person for the project, designed the focus groups protocol and coordinated the project under the supervision of Dr Kalache and Professor Bennett. Ms Silvia Straka, from McGill University in Canada, performed the qualitative analysis of the study. Professor Gerry Bennett, Ms Silvia Perel Levin and Ms Silvia Straka wrote this report.

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Table of contents Acknowledgements iv Executive summary v Introduction 1 1. Background 2 1.1 The history of elder abuse 2 1.2 Defi nitions of elder abuse 3 1.3 The scope of the problem 4 2. The Project 5 2.1 Aims and objectives 5 2.2 Research methodology 6 2.3 Qualitative data analysis: national reports 7 3. Findings and discussion 8 3.1 Key categories of abuse 10 A) Structural and societal abuse 10 B) Neglect and abandonment 12 C) Disrespect and ageist attitudes 12 D) Legal and fi nancial abuse 15 3.2 Concrete contexts of abuse 15 A) Retirement and the social roles of older persons 15 B) Long-term care institutions (LTCI) 16 C ) Health care professionals as abusers and as victims 16 D) Culture-specifi c infl uences on abuse 17 4. Implications — strategies for the prevention of elder abuse 19 4.1 Strategies proposed by the focus groups participants 19 4.2. Strategies and recommendations for action by the project team 20 4.3. Conclusions — the way forward 21 References 22 Coordinators of the national studies 22 iV Acknowledgements The project was initiated by Dr Alexandre Kalache, Coordinator of the World Health Organization Ageing and Life Course unit (WHO/ALC), who invited the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) to join WHO in developing a global response to elder abuse. Professor Gerry Bennett, from Barts and the London Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry in the United Kingdom and Secretary of INPEA, became the main researcher of this study. Ms Silvia Perel Levin, WHO/ALC Technical Offi cer, was appointed the focal person for the project, designed the focus groups protocol and coordinated the project under the supervision of Dr Kalache and Professor Bennett. Ms Silvia Straka, from McGill University in Canada, performed the qualitative analysis of the study. Professor Gerry Bennett, Ms Silvia Perel Levin and Ms Silvia Straka wrote this report. Special thanks are due to the older persons and primary health care workers who participated in the national studies in Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, India, Kenya, Lebanon and Sweden, as well as to the national coordinators (please see all their names in the references page) and the many experts who acted as local advisors. In addition, thanks are due to the following WHO staff members, who assisted in the development of the WHO/INPEA study and the fi nalization of the report: Dr Isabella Aboderin, Department of Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Dr Alexander Butchart, Department of Injuries and Violence Prevention; Ms Magdalena Cerdá, Department of Injuries and Violence Prevention; Dr Claudia Garcia Moreno, Gender and Women’s Health; Dr Etienne Krug, Department of Injuries and Violence Prevention; Dr Martha Pelaez, Regional Advisor on Ageing, WHO/PAHO. Special thanks are given to HelpAge International (HAI) for their continuing support towards the conduction of this study, in particular to Ms Fiona Clark, HAI policy offi cer. The fi nancial support of the Government of Japan is gratefully acknowledged. Copies can be obtained from: Ageing and Life Course Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health NMH/NPH/ALC World Health Organization 20 Avenue Appia 1121 Geneva 27 Switzerland Fax: +41 (22) 7914839 e-mail: activeageing@who.int Suggested Citation:WHO/INPEA. Missing voices: views of older persons on elder abuse. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2002.

 

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