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Elder mistreatment, ageism, and human rights.
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PMID:  23394100     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Elder mistreatment, social ageism, and human rights are increasingly powerful discourses in positioning older people in society, yet the relationship between them has rarely been subjected to critical investigation. This perceived relationship will have implications for how mistreatment is understood and responded to.
METHOD: Critical gerontological approach based on narrative and textual analysis.
RESULTS: Reports of public attitudes toward mistreatment suggest that it is thought to be more common than scientific evidence would suggest; however, reporting is much lower than prevalence. While the discourse over mistreatment has tended to focus on interpersonal relationships, ageism has emphasized social attitudes, and human rights have concentrated on relations between the state and the individual.
CONCLUSIONS: In this paper, a series of models have been examined which mark a tendency to restrict and then attempt to reintegrate individual, interpersonal, and social levels of analysis. It is concluded that a focus on the processes of transaction across boundaries rather than contents would facilitate both integrative modeling and deeper understanding of the qualities of abusive situations.
Simon Biggs; Irja Haapala
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-02-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  International psychogeriatrics / IPA     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1741-203X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Psychogeriatr     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-02     Completed Date:  2014-01-06     Revised Date:  2014-08-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007918     Medline TA:  Int Psychogeriatr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1299-306     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Elder Abuse*
Geriatric Assessment
Human Rights*
Interpersonal Relations
Erratum In:
Int Psychogeriatr. 2013 Nov;25(11):1913

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