The article entitled Les aînés engagés dans la lutte contre la maltraitance envers les personnes aînées au Québec (The Committed Older Adults in Countering Mistreatment of Older Adults) starts by reviewing the progress done since the adoption of the Plan d’action gouvernemental pour contrer la maltraitance envers les personnes aînées (Governmental Action Plan to Counter Mistreatment of Older Adults) and then show the reconnaissance of practices used by volunteers in the field of mistreatment by showing their benefits. The article also addresses the issues around volunteering actions as well as the social and scientific relevance of this field of study. This article announces another one in the making presenting the results of a pilot study led in 2012-2013 with the AEIFA-DIRA and announces the grant request to lead a broad research project aiming to delimit the specific context around those practices.
Beaulieu, M., D’Amours, M., Crevier, M., Sévigny, A., Fortier, J., Carbonneau, H., Éthier, S., & Couturier, Y. (2013). Les aînés engagés dans la lutte contre la maltraitance envers les personnes aînées au Québec. Vie et Vieillissement, 10(4). 54-56.
The article entitled Critical concepts in elder abuse research proposes an analyses of 4 principal concepts part of the definition of mistreatment towards older adults: age, vulnerability, the notion of trust and the notion of trust relationship. The results of the article stipulates that research on mistreatment needs more conceptual development. Viewing mistreatment only within specific relationships or by linking the notion of vulnerability has important implications for research.
Georgen, T., & Beaulieu, M. (2013). Critical concepts in elder abuse research. International Psychogeriatrics, 25(8). 1217-1228.