Master’s Degree in Social Work with a focus on gerontology (2013), University of Sherbrooke.
Baccalaureate in Consumer Sciences (1997), Laval University.
CURRENT STUDIES :
SUBJECT OF STUDY PROJECT :
Issues associated with direct intervention aimed at countering mistreatment of older adults living independently in Quebec.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND AMOUNTS RECEIVED :
Institutional fellowship of the Faculty of Literature and Social Sciences of the University of Sherbrooke (2013): $1,500
COMPLETION DATE :
Successfully completed preparatory courses from fall 2010 to winter 2011, and started her master’s degree in social work in fall 2011.
She completed an internship in fall 2012 and wrote her thesis in winter 2013.
RESERCH PROBLEM :
Since the release of the Quebec government’s Action Plan to Counter Elder Abuse in 2010, the mistreatment of older adults is a social problem that increasingly interests both researchers and lawmakers. In this action plan, prevention, identification, and intervention are recognized as being concerted actions that are essential to counter mistreatment effectively.
GOAL OR RESEARCH QUESTION :
This essay presents a reflection on the issues associated with intervention aimed at countering the mistreatment of older adults living in their own homes and is based on the ideas of Quebec researchers who have published scientific articles for over 23 years.
- Assessing the state of knowledge and the emerging context of the problem
- Providing a brief outline of common challenges identified by Quebec authors
- Analyzing three major issues:
- Ethical and psychosocial dilemmas regarding intervention
- Interprofessional, interdisciplinary or cross-sectoral collaboration
- Mistreatment amongst older adult couples
- Developing further thinking around what should be retained concerning practices in this field
- Systematic literature review on mistreatment and published by Quebec authors
- Reading of all article summaries, and proceeding to a selection among them according to relevancy
- Analyzing the selected articles by completing a reading grid for each article (inductive and deductive analyses)
- Reviewing grids to better highlight issues already identified
- Choosing three major issues
- Analyzing these three major issues
WORK PROGRESS :
In the winter of 2013, Annie Riendeau wrote her master’s thesis in social work and was dealing with practice issues countering the mistreatment of older adults in Quebec. This thesis connects with her internship completed in the fall of 2012, which focused on the development of supporting material for practitioners from the community and social economy network. Her thesis was completed in May 2013. She wrote two articles.
Riendeau, A., & Beaulieu, M. (2013). Intervenir pour contrer la maltraitance envers les aînés vivant à domicile : glossaire des 15 principaux enjeux identifiés au Québec. Vie et vieillissement. 11(2). 36-41.
Riendeau, A., & Beaulieu, M. (2013). La collaboration : un enjeu incontournable en intervention à domicile pour lutter contre la maltraitance envers les aînés. Interventions.
Riendeau, A. (2013). Enjeux associés à l’intervention visant à contrer la maltraitance envers les personnes aînées à domicile au Québec (Essai de maîtrise). Faculté des lettres et sciences humaines, École de travail social, Université de Sherbrooke, 103 p.