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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Shobhakumar, A., Suresh, S. & D’Cunha, S. (2018). Human Rights of the Elderly: An Awareness Study Among Youths. Indian Journal of Gerontology, 32(3), 318–332.

Simpson, P., Wilson, C. B., Brown, L. J. E., Dickinson, T. & Horne, M. (2018). ‘We’ve had our sex life way back’: older care home residents, sexuality and intimacy. Ageing & Society, 38(7), 1478–1501.

Smith, D., Bugeja, L., Cunningham, N. & Ibrahim, J. E. (2018). A Systematic Review of Sexual Assaults in Nursing Homes. Gerontologist, 58(6), e369–e383.

Stanyer, A. (2018). Financial abuse of the elderly: should legal safeguards be enhanced? Journal of Law & Society, 45(2), 8.

Storey, J. E. & Prashad, A. A. (2018). Recognizing, Reporting, and Responding to Abuse, Neglect, and Self-Neglect of Vulnerable Adults: An Evaluation of the Re:Act Adult Protection Worker Basic Curriculum. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 30(1), 42-63.

Talpur, A. A., Ryan, T., Ali, P. & Hinchliff, S. (2018). Elder mistreatment in South Asian communities: a review of the literature. Journal of Adult Protection, 20(5), 193–206.

Teresi, J. A., Ocepek-Welikson, K., Ramirez, M., Solomon, J. & Reingold, D. (2018). Methodological approaches to the analyses of elder abuse screening measures: Application of latent variable measurement modeling to the WC-RAPS. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect. 1-24

Teresi, J. A., Ramírez, M., Fulmer, T., Ellis, J., Silver, S., Jian Kong, … Pillemer, K. (2018). Resident-to-Resident Mistreatment: Evaluation of a Staff Training Program in the Reduction of Falls and Injuries. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 44(6), 15 23.

Torres, C. S., Szlejf, C., Parra, R. L. & Rosas, C. O. (2018). Association Between Frailty and Elder Abuse in Community‐Dwelling Older Adults in Mexico City. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 66(9), 1773–1778.

Twomey, M. (2018). Breaking the Silence on Older Caregivers and Abuse. Generations, 42(3), 71–76.

Weeks, L., Dupuis-Blanchard, S., Arseneault, R., MacQuarrie, C., Gagnon, D. & Leblanc, G. M. (2018). Exploring Gender and Elder Abuse from the Perspective of Professionnals. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 30(1), 127-143.

Wydall, S., Clarke, A., Williams, J. & Zerk, R. (2018). Domestic Abuse and Elder Abuse in Wales: A Tale of Two Initiatives. British Journal of Social Work, 48(4), 962–981.

Yon, Y., Ramiro-Gonzalez, M., Mikton, C. R., Huber, M. & Sethi, D. (2018). The Prevalence of Elder Abuse in Institutional Settings: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. European Journal of Public Health, 0(0), 1-10.

Yunus, R. M., Hairi, N. N., Choo, W. Y., Tan, M. P., Hairi, F., Sooryanarayana, R., &… Bulgiba, A. (2018). Elder Abuse and Chronic Pain: Cross‐Sectional and Longitudinal Results from the Preventing Elder Abuse and Neglect Initiative. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 66(6), 1165–1171.


Acierno, R., Hernandez-Tejada, M. A., Anetzberger, G. J., Loew, D. & Muzzy, W. (2017). The National Elder Mistreatment Study: An 8-Year Longitudinal Study of Outcomes. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 29(4), 254-269.

Aday, R. H., Wallace, J. B. & Scott, S. J. (2017). Generational Differences in Knowledge, Recognition, and Perceptions of Elder Abuse Reporting. Educational Gerontology, 43(11), 568-581.

Andresen, F. J. & Buchanan, J. A. (2017). Bullying in Senior Living Facilities: Perspectives of Long-Term Care Staff. Journal Of Gerontological Nursing, 1-8.

Andrews, J. (2017). Abuse of Older People: The Responsibilities of Community Nurses. British Journal of Community Nursing, 22(5), 224-225.

Arai, Y., Noguchi, C. & Zarit, S. H. (2017). Potentially Harmful Behavior by Caregivers May Be Predicted by a Caregiver Burden Scale. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 32(5), 582-583.

Arens, O. B., Fierz, K. & Zúñiga, F. (2017). Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes: Do Special Care Units Make a Difference? A Secondary Data Analysis of the Swiss Nursing Homes Human Resources Project. Gerontology, 63(2), 169-179.

Baudoin, M. É. et Kang-Riou, N. (2017). Vers un droit à l'autonomie des personnes vivant avec la maladie d'Alzheimer. Gérontologies et sociétés, 39(154), 45-59.

Beach, S. R., Liu, P., Deliema, M., Iris, M., Howe, M. J. & Conrad, K. J. (2017). Development of Short-Form Measures to Assess Four Types of Elder Mistreatment: Findings from an Evidence-Based Study of APS Elder Abuse Substantiation Decisions. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 29(4), 229-253.

Beach, S. R. & Schulz, R. (2017). Family Caregiver Factors Associated with Unmet Needs for Care of Older Adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 65(3), 560-566.

Ben-Harush, A., Shiovitz-Ezra, S., Doron, I., Alon, S., Leibovitz, A., Golander, H., Haron, Y. & Ayalon, L. (2017). Ageism Among Physicians, Nurses, and Social Workers: Findings from a Qualitative Study. European Journal of Ageing, 14(1), 39-48.

Bentrott, M. & Margrett, J. (2017). Adopting a Multilevel Approach to Protecting Residents' Rights to Sexuality in the Long-Term Care Environment: Policies, Staff Training, and Response Strategies. Sexuality Research and Social Policy: Journal of NSRC, 14(4), 359-369.

Bernal, R. (2017). Do I Really Have To?: An Examination of Mandatory Reporting Statutes and the Civil and Criminal Penalties Imposed for Failure to Report Elder Abuse. Elder Law Journal, 25(1), 133-160.

Blumenfeld Arens, O., Fierz, K. & Zúñiga, F. (2017). Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes: Do Special Care Units Make a Difference? A Secondary Data Analysis of the Swiss Nursing Homes Human Resources Project. Gerontology, 63(2), 169-179.

Burnes, D. (2017). Community Elder Mistreatment Intervention with Capable Older Adults: Toward a Conceptual Practice Model. Gerontologist, 57(3), 409-416.

Burnes, D., Henderson Jr, C. R., Sheppard, C., Zhao, R., Pillemer, K. & Lachs, M. S. (2017). Prevalence of Financial Fraud and Scams Among Older Adults in the United States: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. American Journal of Public Health, 107(8), e13-e21.

Burnes, D., Pillemer, K. & Lachs, M. S. (2017). Elder Abuse Severity: A Critical but Understudied Dimension of Victimization for Clinicians and Researchers. Gerontologist, 57(4), 745-756.

Burnes, D. & Lachs, M. S. (2017). The Case for Individualized Goal Attainment Scaling Measurement in Elder Abuse Interventions. Journal of Applied Gerontology: The Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society, 36(1), 116-122.

Caron-Déglise, A. (2017). Perspectives et retours d'expériences. La responsabilité de protéger à partir des droits de l'Homme. Gérontologie et sociétés, 39(154), 31-40.

Caspi, E. (2017). A federal survey deficiency citation is needed for resident-to-resident aggression in U.S. nursing homes. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 29(4), 193 212.

Castel-Tallet, M. A., Coquelet, A. et Gzil, F. (2017). Protection juridique des personnes atteintes de la maladie d'Alzheimer. Gérontologie et sociétés, 39(154), 77-91.

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