Master’s Degree of Social Work (2019), University of Sherbrooke
Baccalaureate of Psychology (2015), University of Sherbrooke
CURRENT STUDIES :
SUBJECT OF STUDY PROJECT :
Report on the state of knowledge and update of a Fact Quiz on the Mistreatment of Older Adults.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND AMOUNTS RECEIVED :
COMPLETION DATE :
Master’s studies began in September 2017
Degree obtained in Summer 2019
RESERCH PROBLEM :
Anabelle’s essay is an update of the Fact Quiz on the mistreatment of older adults created by the Chair in 2011.
In light of the significant advances in research of the mistreatment of older adults over the past few years, the quiz required updating. Ten of the 30 themes in the quiz were further developed. A scientific review of the literature was done to edit the quiz and the ten selected themes.
The enhancement of these different themes linked to the mistreatment of older adults spotlighted the challenges surrounding this issue, as well as some recommendations.
Among other things, the diversity and heterogeneity of aging were emphasized throughout the different chapters of this essay, bringing particular attention to older adults in ethnocultural, LGBTQ+, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities. The guiding principle of self-determination for older adults in situations of mistreatment was advanced throughout the essay.
GOAL OR RESEARCH QUESTION :
Anabelle’s essay consists of an update of the Fact Quiz on the mistreatment of older adults created by the Chair in 2011. In light of the significant advances in research of the mistreatment of older adults over the past few years, the quiz required updating.
To achieve the goal of her essay, Anabelle concentrated on ten of the 30 themes in the quiz:
- The definition of mistreatment
- The relationship of trust
- The violation of rights and freedoms and ageism
- The Law
- Mistreatment in residential facilities
- The rights of older adults
- Older adults in ethnocultural communities
- Older adults in the LGBTQ+ community
- Older adults in First Nations, Inuit and Métis Communities
The determination of pertinent themes to be addressed was done through a review of the literature and several discussions with Marie Beaulieu and the coordinator of the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults.
The selection was made in accordance with advances in research and current issues. The desire to include different groups of older adults also modulated the selection. Another objective was to address as many themes as possible concerning the mistreatment of older adults and to construct an analytical framework more extensive than the relationship between a mistreated older adult and a perpetrator, thus allowing the inclusion of questions concerning context, services, public policy, etc.
WORK PROGRESS :
Anabelle completed her master’s essay in July 2019.