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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Teaster, P. B. & Wangmo, T. (2009). Book review of elder abuse detection and intervention: A collaborative approach. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 21(1), 83-85.


Aaron, R. (2008). Bankruptcy to thwart responsibility for financial abuse of the elderly. Marquette Elder’s Advisor, 9(2), 299-318.

Alves, L.M. & Wilson, S.R. (2008). The effects of loneliness on telemarketing fraud vulnerability among older adults. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 20(1), 63-85.

Bizzini, L. & Rapin, C.-H. (2007). L'âgisme. Une forme de discrimination qui porte préjudice aux personnes âgées et prépare le terrain de la négligence et de la violence. Gérontologie et Société, 123(4), 263-278.

Brook, G. (2008). Elder Abuse and Neglect: Past Endeavours as a Springboard for the Future. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Review, 20(3), 44-51.

Burgess, A. W., Ramsey-Klawsnik, H., & Gregorian, S. B. (2008). Comparing Routes of Reporting in Elder Sexual Abuse Cases. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 20(4), 336 352.

Christiansen, M.A. (2008). Unconscionable : financial exploitation of elderly persons with dementia. Marquette Elder’s Advisor, 9(2), 383-416.

Connel-Carrick, K. & Scannapieco, M. (2008). Adult protective services: State of the workforce and worker development. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, 29(2), 189-206.

Connolly, M.-T. (2008). Elder self-neglect and the justice system : An essay from an interdisciplinary perspective. Journal of American Geriatrics Society, 56(S2), 244-252.

Cooper, C., Selwood, A. & Livingston, G. (2008). The prevalence of elder abuse and neglect: A systematic review. Age and Ageing, 37(2), 151-160.

Cox, B. E. (2008). Combating elder abuse: the role of guardians for older people in residential care. Journal of Adult Protection, 10(2), 33 38.

Cox, K. (2008). The application of crime science to the prevention of elder abuse. British Journal of Nursing, 17(13), 850-854.

Daloz, L. (2007). Représentations des soignants négligeants/maltraitants : étude préliminaire sur 21 sujets épuisés en gériatrie. Revue de Gériatrie, 32(9), 653-662.

Dong, W. & Gorbien, M. (2007). Elder abuse and neglect in an urban Chinese population. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 19(3/4), 79-96.

Dong, X. & Simon, M. A. (2008). Is greater social support a protective factor against elder mistreatment? Gerontology, 54(6), 381-388.

Ferrario, C.G., Freeman, F.J., Nellett, G. & Scheel, J. (2008). Changing nursing students’ attitudes about aging: an argument for the successful aging paradigm. Educational Gerontology, 34, 51-66.

Ferreira, M. & Lindgren, P. (2008). Elder abuse and neglect in South Africa: A case of marginalization, disrespect, exploitation and violence. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 20(2), 91-107.

Fischer, H. R., Houchen, B. J. & Ferguson-Ramos, L. (2008). Professional boundaries violations: Case studies from a regulatory perspective. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 32(4), 317-323.

Fulmer, T. (2008). Screening for Mistreatment of Older Adults. American Journal of Nursing, 108(12), 52-59.

Gernet, I. & Chekroun, F. (2008). Travail et genèse de la violence : À propos des soins aux personnes âgées. Travailler, 2(20), 41-59.

Gupta, R. & Chaudhuri, A. (2008). Elder abuse in a cross-cultural context: assessment, policy and practice. Indian Journal of Gerontology, 22(3/4), 373-393.

Harkness, D.S. (2008). When over-the-limit is over the top: addressing the adverse impact of unconscionable consumer-credit practices on the elderly. Elder Law Journal, 16(1), 1-31.

Henwood, M. (2008). Multi-agency working and adult protection. Community Care, (1706), 32-33.

Jett, K. (2008) Frailty, vulnerability and elder mistreatment. In Ebersole, P., Hess, P., Touhy, T. A., Jett, K. & Luggen A. S. Toward Healthy Aging, Human Needs & Nursing Response. Seventh edition, St-Louis: Mosby/Elsevier, pp. 449-459.

Jogerst, G. J., Daly, J. M., & Hartz, A. J. (2008). State Policies and Nursing Home Characteristics Associated With Rates of Resident Mistreatment. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 9(9), 648 656.

Keating, P. (2008). Grifting grandma. Smartmoney, 17(8), 40-41.

Kurrle, S. & Naughtin, G. (2008). An overview of elder abuse and neglect in Australia. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 20(2), 108-125.

Laumann, E. O., Leitsch, S. A. & Waite, L. J. (2008). Elder mistreatment in the United States: Prevalence estimates from a national representative study. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 63B(4), S248-S25.

Lee, M. (2008). Caregiver stress and elder abuse among Korean family caregivers of older adults with disabilities. Journal of Family Violence, 23(8), 707-712.

Leonora, M. (2008). The hidden toll. Adults learning, 19(9), 28-29.

Lowenstein, A. & Doron, I. (2008). Times of transition: Elder abuse and neglect in Israel. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 20(2), 181-206.

Ludwig, M.W. (2008). Abuse, harassment, and deception: how the FDCPA is failing America’s elderly debtors. Elder Law Journal, 16(1), 135-166.

Maas, M.L., Specht, J.P., Buckwalter, K.C., Gittler, J. & Bechen, K. (2008). Nursing home staffing and training recommendations for promoting older adults’ quality of care and life. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 1(2), 123-133.

Manthorpe, J. (2008). Abuse of vulnerable adults: what do we know about interventions? Community Care, 17(1/2), 34-35.

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