As part of the Federation of Quebec Alzheimer Societies’ Conférences Mémorables (Memorable Conferences) of 2018, Marie Beaulieu offered a Webinar entitled La lutte contre la maltraitance au Québec : Bilan et perspectives contemporaines (Countering Mistreatment in Québec: Summary and Contemporary Perspectives).
The latter had the goal of:
- Presenting an up to date state of knowledge about mistreatment towards older adults;
- Painting a brief portrait of the countering actions made in Québec;
- Presenting some contemporary practice issues by focusing on people with cognitive impairments.
Following an introduction on the historical evolution of countering mistreatment and a brief portrait of the phenomenon’s amplitude, at home as much as in housing environment globally and provincially, certain contemporary issues of countering mistreatment were presented.
The challenge of ensuring intersectoral work using the diverse experience of multiple involved practitioners to resolve a situation of mistreatment was one of the focal point during this Webinar. For example, “no [professional] discipline , organisation or […] sector has the resources, expertise or sufficient services to answer an issue as complex as mistreatment [by itself] “. (Beaulieu, 2018) (Free translation)
For more information, it is now possible to consult the Webinar on the Federation of Quebec Alzheimer Societies’ website.