Scientific Watch and summaries

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.

Please note that in order to view most of these articles, you must access the magazine’s website and pay a fee. Where possible, there’s a link to the PDF of the article (through the Download button) which allows you to view it at no cost. If you are part of an educational institution or that your organization offers a library service (e.g. some CISSSs), they may have already subscribed to these journals and they allow free access from a computer workstation in the facility.

Hiu, S. K. W., & Rabinovich, A. (2021). Lay theories and ageist attitudes at work: Essentialist beliefs about cognitive aging, fixed mindsets, and cyclical perception of time are linked to ageist attitudes toward older workers. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 51(3), 190–207.
Fang, B., Yan, E., Yang, X., & Pei, Y. (2021). Association between Caregiver Neurotic Personality Trait and Elder Abuse: Investigating the Moderating Role of Change in the Level of Caregiver Perceived Burden. Gerontology, 1–12.
Moore, S. (2020). Sharpening Occam’s razor: developing theory to explain the persistent abuse of older people living in care homes. Working with Older People: Community Care Policy & Practice, 24(1), 49–60.
DePrince, A. P., & Jackson, S. L. (2020). Moving the Field Forward: Elucidating the Nexus Between Elder Abuse and Trauma. Journal Of Trauma & Dissociation: The Official Journal Of The International Society For The Study Of Dissociation (ISSD), 21(2), 151–157.
Van Wicklin, S. A. (2020). Ageism in Nursing. Plastic Surgical Nursing: Official Journal Of The American Society Of Plastic And Reconstructive Surgical Nurses, 40(1), 20–24.
Ng, R., & Lim, W. J. (2020). Ageism linked to culture, not demographics: Evidence from an 8-billion-word corpus across 20 countries. The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.
Shepherd, B. F., & Brochu, P. M. (2020). How do stereotypes harm older adults? A theoretical explanation for the perpetration of elder abuse and its rise. Aggression and Violent Behavior.
Brown, M. T., & McNeal, M. H. (2020). Addressing elder abuse: service provider perspectives on the potential of restorative processes. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 32(4), 357–376.
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