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Gender issues in elder abuse.

Author: Aitken,-Lynda; Griffin,-Gabriele
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Date 1/1/96
Type Book
Journal Title: London, England UK: Sage Publications, Inc. (1996). 179 pp.
Subject Matter Gender Issues
Abstract (from the cover) This book analyses the ways in which gender is central to the occurrence, detection and prevention of elder abuse. It argues that the very phrase elder abuse masks the fact the gender is of significance in abusive situations involving older people and that the elision of this gendered reality is reflected in the research done in the field. /// Gender Issues in Elder Abuse considers why much of the research on elder abuse has failed to engage with these facts. The authors call for a reframing of the issue of elder abuse, specifically in professional guidelines for dealing with abuse which, they insist, should include gender awareness. They argue for elder abuse to be considered as a human rights issue rather than a private problem. /// This book is intended for academics and students in social work, social policy, women s studies and gerontology, as well as professionals such as social workers and health workers working with older people. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)