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Author Jackson, Shelly L., author.

Title Understanding elder abuse : a clinician's guide / Shelly L. Jackson.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [2018]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Internet  WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK EBSCO    Downloadable
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Edition First edition.
Description x, 153 pages ; cm.
Series Concise guides on trauma care book series
Concise guides on trauma care book series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction and overview of elder abuse -- Risk and protective factors -- Cognitive capacity and communication challenges -- Detection and legal obligations to report -- Working with the adult protective services system -- Elder abuse interventions.
Summary "As the baby boom generation reaches retirement age, mental health clinicians will increasingly be working with older adults, some of whom will have experienced abuse or are at risk of experiencing abuse. This book will help clinicians recognize and respond appropriately should they encounter such clients in their practice. This concise, reader-friendly book quickly familiarizes readers with essential aspects of the field of elder abuse, including risk and protective factors, the important roles played by cognition and capacity, clinicians' legal and ethical obligations to report suspected or known elder abuse, and the purpose and function of adult protective services. Readers will learn strategies to communicate effectively with older adults, screen for cognitive deficits, detect possible abuse, and work in tandem with adult protective services. Current and emerging interventions targeting older adults and their caregivers are also reviewed, along with a brief summary of needed research. Clinicians looking to begin or enhance their practice with older adults will find Understanding Elder Abuse an invaluable resource."--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved).
Form Also issued in print.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement.
Subject Older people -- Abuse of.
Older people -- Abuse of -- Prevention.
Abused elderly -- Services for.
Aged -- abuse of.
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