International scientific articles

This section suggests a selection of international publications on mistreatment of older adults that have been published since 2007. A scientific literature review is carried out every six months in order to regularly enhance this reference list.

Please note that in order to view most of these articles, you must access the magazine's website and pay a fee. Where possible, there's a link to the PDF of the article (through the Download button) which allows you to view it at no cost. If you are part of an educational institution or that your organization offers a library service (e.g. some CISSSs), they may have already subscribed to these journals and they allow free access from a computer workstation in the facility.

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Luo, Y. (2011). Mistreatment and psychological well-being among older adults : Exploring the role of psychosocial resources and deficits. The Journal of Gerontology : Series B : Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 66B(2), 217-229.

Mauk, K.L. (2011). Ethical perspectives on self-neglect among older adults. The official Journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, 36(2), 60-65.

McDonald, L. (2011). Elder abuse and neglect in Canada : The glass is still half full. Canadian Journal on Aging, 30(3), 437-465.

McGarry, J. & Simpson, C. (2011). Domestic abuse and older women: exploring the opportunities for service development and care delivery. Journal of Adult Protection, 13(6), 294-301.

McGarry, J., Simpson, C. & Hinchliff-Smith, K. (2011). The impact of domestic abuse for older women : A review of the literature. Health & Social Care in the Community, 19(1), 3-14.

Milleville, B. (2011). Lutte contre la maltraitance et développement de la bientraitance. Droit, Déontologie et Soin, 11(1), 15-23.

Milne, A. (2011). Commentary on protecting my mother. Journal of Adult Protection, 13(1), 53-56.

Moscato, A. & Degryse-Ménard, I. (2011). Vieillissement et maltraitance : une maltraitance peut en cacher une autre. L’Évolution psychiatrique, 76(2), 165-176.

Mosqueda, L. & Dong, X. (2011). Elder abuse and self-neglect : « I don’t care anything about going to the doctor, to be honest… ». The Journal of the American Medical Association, 306(5), 532-540.

Mulroy, M. & ONeill, D. (2011). Elder abuse: extends beyond health and social care to the financial and legal sectors. British Medical Journal, 343(7827), 756-757.

Narevic, E., Giles, G. M., Rajadhyax, R., Managuelod, E., Monis, F. & Diamond, F. (2011). The effects of enhanced program review and staff training on the management of aggression among clients in a long-term neurobehavioral rehabilitation program. Aging and Mental Health, 15(1), 103 112.

Parley, F. (2011). Could planning for safety be a realistic alternative to risk management for those deemed vulnerable? Journal of Adult Protection, 13(1), 6-18.

Phillips, L.R. & Guo, G. (2011). Mistreatment in assisted living facilities : Complaints, substantiations, and risk factors. The Gerontologist, 51(3), 343-353.

Pickens, S., Halpen, J.M. & Dyer, C.B. (2011). Elder mistreatment in the long term care setting. Annals of Long Term Care, 19(8), 30-35.

Pillemer, K., Breckman, R., Sweeney, C. D., Brownell, P., Fulmer, T., Berman, J., & ... Lachs, M. S. (2011). Practitioners' views on elder mistreatment research priorities: Recommendations from a research-to-practice consensus conference. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 23(2), 115-126.

Pinsker, D.M. (2011). Clinical application of the social vulnerability scale : three illustrative case reports of patients with dementia. Clinical Psychologist, 15(1), 33-43.

Pinsker, D.M., McFarland, K. & Stone, V. (2011). The social vulnerability scale for older adults : An exploratory and confirmatory factor analytic study. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 23(3), 246-272.

Price, T., King, P.S., Dillard, R.L. & Bulot, J.J. (2011). Elder financial exploitation implications for future policy and research in elder mistreatment. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 12(3), 354-356.

Sandmoe, A. & Kirkevold, M. (2011). Nurses’ clinical assessments of older clients who are suspected victims of abuse: an exploratory study in community care in Norway. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 20(1/2), 94-102.

Santos, A.J., Ferreira-Alves, J. & Penhale, B. (2011). Prevalence of older adults' abuse and neglect in Portugal: an overview. Quality in Aging & Older Adults, 12(3), 162-173.

Schiamberg, L.B., Barboza, G.G., Oehmke, J., Zhang, Z., Griffore, R.J., Weatherill, R.P., von Heydrich, L. & Post, L.A. (2011). Elder abuse in nursing homes: An ecological perspective. Journal of Elder Abuse and neglect, 23(2), 190-211.

Shilling, D. (2011). Financial Elder Abuse. Victimization of the Elderly and Disabled, 14(3), 35-47.

Sin, C.H., Hedges, A., Cook, C., Mguni, N. & Comber, N. (2011). Adult protection and effective action in tackling violence and hostility against disabled people: some tensions and challenges. Journal of Adult Protection, 13(2), 63-74.

Smyer, T. & Clark, M.C. (2011). A cultural paradox: elder abuse in the Native American community. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 23(3), 201-206.

Spiegel, D.R. (2011). Financial exploitation of seniors : Untangling the « How much » conundrum. Washington Lawyer, 26(3), 29-32.

Stamatel, J.P. & Mastrocinque, J.M. (2011). Using national incident-based reporting system (NIBRS) data to understand financial exploitation of the elderly: a research note. Victims & Offenders, 6(2), 117-136.

Strasser, S., M., Kerr, J., King, P., S., Payne, B., Beddington, S., Pendrick, D. & McCarty, F. (2011). A survey of Georgia adult protective service staff: Implications for older adult injury prevention and policy. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 12(3), 357-364.

Strompel, C. & Hackl, C. (2011). The breaking the taboo project- raising awareness of, and training staff in, community health and care services on violence against older women within families. Journal of Adult Protection, 13(6), 323-335.

Strumpel, C. & Hackl, C. (2011). The Breaking the Taboo projects - raising awareness of, and training staff in, community health and care services on violence against older women within families. Journal of Adult Protection, 13(6), 323-325.

Swanson Ernst, J. & Smith, C.A. (2011). Adult protective services client confirmed for self-neglect: Characteristics and service use. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 23(4), 289-303.

Tilse, C., Wilson, J., Rosenman, L., Morrison, D. & McCawley, A.-l. (2011). Managing older people's money: Assisted and substitute decision making in residential aged-care. Ageing and Society, 31(1), 93-109.

Toedtman, J. (2011). Curtain Call. AARP Bulletin, 52(3).

Toutin, T. (2011). Chantage à la solitude: Histoire de monsieur X, personne âgée vulnérable, victime de maltraitance financière et physique. Journal de médecine légale, droit médical, victimologie, dommage corporel, 54(4), 179-181.

Trompetter, H., Scholte, R. & Westerhof, G. (2011). Resident-to-resident relational aggression and subjective well-being in assisted living facilities. Aging and Mental Health, 15(1), 59 67.

Ulsperger, J.S. & Knottnerus, J.D. (2011). Elder Care Catastrophe: Rituals of Abuse in Nursing Homes & What You Can Do About It. Boulder, CO: Paradigm, 222 p.

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