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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Lachs, M., Bachman, R., Williams, C. S. & O’Leary, J. R. (2007). Resident-to-resident elder mistreatment and police contact in nursing homes: findings from a population-based cohort. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 55(6), 840 845.

Lindbloom, E. J., Brandt, J., Hough, L. D. & Meadows, S. E. (2007). Elder mistreatment in the nursing home: A systematic review. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 8(9), 610-616.

Lowenthal, A. (2007). Elder abuse and diversity: An overview. Journal of Elder Law Attorney, 17(2), 23-27.

Matsuda, O. (2007). Assessment of the attitudes of potential caregivers toward the abuse of elderly persons with and without dementia. International Psychogeriatrics, 19(5), 892-901.

McGarry, J. & Simpson, C. (2007). Nursing students and elder abuse: developing a learning resource. Nursing Older People, 19(2), 27-30.

McNeely, R.L. & Cook, P.W. (2007). Notes on newspaper accounts of male elder abuse. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 19(1/2), 99-108.

Mills-Dick, K., Geron, S. M. & Erwin, H. (2007). Evaluation through collaboration: A model program of agency-based training in geriatric social work. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 50(1), 39-57.

Nusbaum, N.J., Mistretta, M. & Wegner, J. (2007). An educational intervention for police and firefighters for elders at risk: Limits of education alone as a strategy for behavior change. Educationnal Geontology, 33(10), 801-809.

Payne, B. K. & Appel, J. K. (2007). Workplace violence and worker injury in elderly care settings: Reflective of a setting vulnerable to elder abuse. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma, 14(4), 43-56.

Perkins, N., Penhale, B., Reid, D., Pinkney, L., Hussein, S. & Manthorpe, J. (2007). Partnership means protection? Perceptions of the effectiveness of multi-agency working and the regulatory framework within adult protection in England and Wales. Journal of Adult Protection, 9(3), 9-23.

Reeves, K. A., Desmarais, S. L., Nicholls, T. L. & Douglas, K. S. (2007). Intimate partner abuse of older men: Considerations for the assessment of risk. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 19(1), 7-27.

Rinker, A. J. (2007). Recognition and perception of elder abuse by prehospital and hospital-based care providers. Journal of Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 48(1), 110-115.

Sasaki, M., Arai, Y., Kumamoto, K., Abe, K., Arai, A. & Mizuno, Y. (2007). Factors related to potentially harmful behaviors toward disabled older people by family caregivers in Japan. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 22(3), 250-257.

Sauer, J.H. (2007). Investor protection and trust: a survey of AARP Hawai’i members. AARP, Knowledge Management, Washington, DC, 24p.

Selwood A., Cooper, C. & Livingston, G. (2007). What is elder abuse-who decides? International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 22(10), 1009-1012.

Setterlund, D., Tilse, C., Wilson, J., McCawley, A.-L. & Rosenman, L. (2007). Understanding financial elder abuse in families: The potential of routine activities theory. Ageing and Society, 27(4), 599-614.

Spangler, D. & Brandl, B. (2007). Abuse in later life: Power and control dynamics and a victim-centered response. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 12(6), 322-331.

Terreau, C. (2007). Épuisement professionnel et maltraitance des personnes âgées en institution. Soins Gérontologie, 12(65), 37-40.

Thompson Jr., E. H., Buxton, W., Gough, P. C. & Wahle, C. (2007). Gendered policies and practices that increase older men's risk of elder mistreatment. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 19(1), 129-151.

Tung, E. E., Schipper, A. M. & Takahashi, P. Y. (2007). Detecting financial exploitation of vulnerable adults: Guidelines for primary care providers and nursing home medical directors. Annals of Long Term Care, 15(7), 24-30.

Tung, E.E., Schipper, A.M. & Takahashi, P.Y. (2007). Ethical and legal issues in long-term care. Detecting financial exploitation of vulnerable adults: guidelines for primary care providers and nursing home medical directors. Annals of Long Term Care, 15(7), 24-9.

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