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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Walsh, C.A., Olson, J., Ploeg, J., Lohfeld, L. & MacMillan, H. L.(2011). Elder abuse and oppression: Voices of marginalized elders. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 23(1), 17-42.

Williams, S. (2011). Safeguarding adults at risk in the NHS through inter-agency working. Journal of Adult Protection, 13(2), 100-113.

Yan, E. & Kwok, T. (2011). Abuse of older Chinese with dementia by family caregivers: An inquiry into the role of caregiver burden. International Journal of Geriatrics Psychiatry, 26(5), 527-535.

Zeranski, L. (2011). Ethical issues in elder abuse reporting : A professional psychologist’s guide. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 42(4), 294-300.

Zhang, Z., Schiamberg, L. B., Oehmke, J., Barboza, G. E., Griffore, R. J., Post, L. A. & Mastin, T. (2011). Neglect of older adults in Michigan nursing homes. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 23(1), 58-74.

Zhenmei, Z., Schiamberg, L. B., Oehmke, J., Barboza, G. E., Griffore, R. J., Post, L. A., & ... Mastin, T. (2011). Neglect of Older Adults in Michigan Nursing Homes. Journal Of Elder Abuse And Neglect, 23(1), 58-74.

Ziminski, C.E. & Phillips, L.R. (2011). The nursing role in reporting elder abuse: Specific examples and interventions. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 37(11), 19-23.


Acierno, R. & Kilpatrick, D.G. (2010). Prevalence and correlates of emotional, physical, sexual, and financial abuse and potential neglect in the United States: the national elder mistreatment stud. American Journal of Public health, 100(2), 292-297.

Amstadter, A. B., Begle, A. M., Cisler, J. M., Hernandez, M. A., Muzzy, W. & Acierno, R. (2010). Prevalence and correlates of poor self-rated health in the United States: The National Elder Mistreatment Study. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 18(7), 615-623.

Ansello, E. F. & O'Neill, P. (2010). Abuse, neglect, and exploitation: Considerations in aging with lifelong disabilities. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 22(1), 105-130.

Ash, A. (2010). Ethics and the Street-level Bureaucrat: Implementing Policy to Protect Elders from Abuse. Ethics and Social Welfare, 4(2), 201-209.

Ballard, J. (2010). Legal implications regarding self-neglecting community-dwelling adults: A practical approach for the community nurse in Ireland. Public Health Nursing, 27(2), 181-187.

Beach, S.R., Schulz, R., Castle, N. G. & Rosen, J. (2010). Financial exploitation and psychological mistreatment among older adults : Differences between African Americans and non-African Americans in population-based survey. The Gerontologist, 50(6), 744-757.

Ben Natan, M., & Ariela, L. (2010). Study of factors that affect abuse of older people in nursing homes. Nursing Management (Harrow, London, England: 1994), 17(8), 20‑24.

Biggs, S. & Goergen, T. (2010). Theoretical development in elder abuse and neglect. Ageing International, 35(3), 167-170.

Brozowski, K. & Hall, D. R. (2010). Aging and risk: Physical and sexual abuse of elders in Canada. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 25(7), 1183-1199.

Busby, F. (2010). A nation-wide elder and handicapped abuse help-line network-call us and stamp out abuse now. Ageing International, 35(3), 228-234.

Carney, A.Y. (2010). Battery and abuse in the elderly: a forensic analysis. Doctoral dissertation. University of San Diego, California, 57p.

Coelho, L., Ribeiro, T., Dias, R., Santos, A. & Magalhães, T. (2010). Elder homicide in the north of Portugal. Journal of Forensic And Legal Medicine, 17(7), 383-387.

Cohen, M., Halevy-levin, S., Gagin, R., Priltuzky, D. & Friedman, G. (2010). Elder abuse in long-term care residences and the risk indicators. Ageing and Society, 30(6), 1027-1040.

Conrad, K.J., Iris, M., Ridings, J.W., Langley, K. & Wilber, K.H. (2010). Self-report measure of financial exploitation of older adults. The Gerontologist, 50(6), 758-773.

Cornes, M., Manthorpe, J. & Haselden, N. (2010). Rural dimensions of elder abuse: Contributions to the No Secrets review from rural older people. Journal of Adult Protection, 12(3), 20-29.

Daly, J. M. & Coffey, A. (2010). Staff perceptions of elder abuse. Nursing Older People, 22(4), 33-37.

Devigne, M. (2010). Produire la bientraitance. Gérontologie et Société, 133(2), 145-157.

Dixon, J., Manthorpe, J., Biggs, S., Mowlam, A., Tennant, R., Tinker, A. & Mccreadie, C. (2010). Defining elder mistreatment: reflections on the United Kingdom study of abuse and neglect of older people. Aging and Society, 30(3), 403-420.

Dong, X., Beck, T. & Simon, M. A. (2010). The associations of gender, depression and elder mistreatment in a community-dwelling Chinese population: The modifying effect of social support. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 50(2), 202-208.

Dong, X. & Simon, M. A. (2010). Gender variations in the levels of social support and risk of elder mistreatment in a Chinese community population. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 29(6), 720-739.

Donovan, K. & Regehr, C. (2010). Elder abuse: Clinical, ethical, and legal considerations in social work practice. Journal of Clinical Social Work, 38(2), 174-182.

Fitzwater, E.L. & Puchta, C. (2010). Guest editorial: elder abuse and financial exploitation: unlawful and just plain awful! Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 36(12), 3-5.

Forman, J.M. & McBride, R.G. (2010). Counselors' role in preventing abuse of older adults: clinical, ethical, and legal considerations. Adultspan Journal, 9(1).

Geriatric Center Nepal (2010). A baseline study on reported cases of elder abuse in Nepali press. July 2008 to july 2010. Battisputali, Kathmandu, Nepal, 35p.

Giles, L., Brewer, E. T., Kullman, M. E. & Prevratil, J. F. (2010). Advancing the field: The design of the archstone foundation elder abuse and neglect initiative. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 22(3), 225-230.

Huba, G. J., Melchior, L. A., Philyaw, M. L. & Northington, K. R. (2010). The archstone foundation elder abuse and neglect initiative: Outcomes and lessons learned in three years from 2006 to 2008. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 22(3-4), 231-246.

Ingwiller, S. & Molinier, P. (2010). « On ne va pas prendre les patients en otage ». Souffrance éthique et distorsion de la communication dans un service de nuit en gérontologie. Travailler, 23(1), 59-75.

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