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.

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Schneider, D. C., Mosqueda, L., Falk, E. & Huba, G. J. (2010). Elder abuse forensic centers. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 22(3-4), 255-274.

Sharipova, M., Hogh, A. & Borg, V. (2010). Individual and organizational risk factors of work-related violence in the Danish elder care. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 24(2), 332-340.

Shecter, P. & Fleischmann, P. (2010). Seneca college's design for social change course: An example of successful collaboration. In G. Gutman, & C. Spencer (Eds.), Aging, ageism and abuse: Moving from awareness to action. (pp. 83-100). San Diego, CA US: Elsevier Academic Press.

Sheykhi, M.T. (2010). Safety and security of older persons in Tehran, Iran: a sociological appraisal of elder abuse. International Journal of Aging & Human Development, 71(2), 139-152.

Sifford, K. S. & Bharucha, A. (2010). Benefits and challenges of electronic surveillance in nursing home research. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 3(1), 5-10.

Spencer, C. (2010). Environmental scan and critical analysis of elder abuse screening, assessment and intervention tools for Canadian health-care providers. Division of Aging and Seniors, Public Health Agency of Canada, under the Federal Elder Abuse Initiative. Ottawa, Ontario, 131 p.

Spencer-Lane, T. (2010). A statutory framework for safeguarding adults? The Law Commission's consultation paper on adult social care. Journal of Adult Protection, 12(1), 43-49.

Teaster, P. B. (2010). Kentucky's local elder abuse coordinating councils: A model for other states. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 22(1-2), 191-206.

Twomey, M. S., Jackson, G., Li, H., Marino, T., Melchior, L. A., Randolph, J. F. & Wysong, J. (2010). The successes and challenges of seven multidisciplinary teams. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 22(3-4), 291-305.

Vandecar-Burdin, T. & Payne, B. K. (2010). Risk factors for victimization of younger and older persons: Assessing differences in isolation, intra-individual characteristics, and health factors. Journal of Criminal Justice, 38(2), 160-165.

Warin, R. (2010). Safeguarding adults in Cornwall. Journal of Adult Protection, 12(2), 39-42.

Wiglesworth, A., Mosqueda, L., Mulnard, R., Liao, S., Gibbs, L. & Fitzgerald, W. (2010). Screening for abuse and neglect of people with dementia. Journal of American Geriatrics Society, 58(3), 493-500.

XinQi, D. & 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.

Yan, E. & Kwok, T. (2010). 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.

Yon, Y. (2010). A comparison of intimate partner violence in mid-and-old age: Is elder abuse simply a case of spousal abuse grown old? Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts, Department of Gerontology, Simon Fraser University. Vancouver: Simon Fraser University.


Lee, M., Rosen, T., Murphy, K. & Sagar, P. (2018). A Role for Imaging in the Detection of Physical Elder Abuse. Journal of the American College of Radiology, 15(11), 1648–1650.

Abbey, L. (2009). Elder abuse and neglect: When home is not safe. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, 25(1), 47-60.

Ajdukovic, M., Ogresta, J. & Rusac, S. (2009). Family violence and health among elderly in Croatia. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 18(3), 261–279.

Allison, S., Roeger, L. & Reinfeld-Kirkman, N. (2009). Does school bullying affect adult health? Population survey of health-related quality of life and past victimization. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 43(12), 1163-1170.

Anetzberger, G. J. (2009). Chapter 25: Elder abuse. In B. R. Bonder, Dal Bello-Haas V & M. B. Wagner (Eds.), Functional performance in older adults (3rd edition) (pp. 609-632). Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: F.A. Davis Company.

Anthony, E.K., Lehhning, A.J., Austin, M.J. & Peck, M.D. (2009). Assessing elder mistreatment: Instrument development and implications for adults protective services. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 52(8), 815-836.

Aylett, J. (2009). A model and strategy for multi-agency adult protection training in Kent and Medway. Journal of Adult Protection, 11(1), 13-20.

Bendix, J (2009). The « other » abuse. Geriatrics, 64(7).

Bendix, J. & Mullett, S. (2009). Exploiting the elderly. RN, 72(3), 42-44.

Biggs, S., Manthorpe, J., Tinker, A., Doyle, M. & Erens, B. (2009). Mistreatment of older people in the United Kingdom: Findings from the first national prevalence study. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 21(1), 1-14.

Boudjemad, V. & Gana, K. (2009). L’âgisme : adaptation française d’une mesure et test d’un modèle structural des effets de l’empathie, l’orientation à la dominance sociale et le dogmatisme sur l’âgisme. Canadian Journal of Aging / La revue canadienne du vieillissement, 28(4), 371-389.

Brammer, A. (2009). Legal developments since No Secrets. Journal of Adult Protection, 11(4), 43-53.

Buzgova, R. & Ivanova, K. (2009). Elder abuse and mistreatment in residential setting. Nursing Ethics, 16(1), 110-126.

Choi, N.G., Kim, J. & Asseff, J. (2009). Self-neglect and neglect of vulnerable older adults: reexamination of etiology. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 52(2), 171-187.

Cooper, C., Selwood, A., Blanchard, M., Walker, Z., Blizard, R. & Livingston, G. (2009). Abuse of people with dementia by family carers: representative cross sectional survey. British Medical Journal, January, 338(b155), 1-3.

Cooper, C., Selwood, A. & Livingston, G. (2009). Knowledge, detection, and reporting of abuse by health and social care professionals: A systematic review. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 17(10), 826-838.

Dehart, D., Webb, J. & Cornman, C. (2009). Prevention of elder mistreatment in nursing homes: competencies for direct-care staff. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 21(4), 360-378.

Dell, C., Fialk, R., Levine, A. M., Reingold, D. & Solomon, J. (2009). Long-term care and beyond: Responding to elder abuse. Care Management Journals, 10(2), 64-68.

Dixon, J., Biggs, S., Tinker, A. Stevens, M. & Lee, L. (2009). Abuse, neglect and lack of dignity in the institutional care of older people : Definitional issues. A report for the Departement of Health and Comic Relief. 1-79.

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