A GLOBAL RESPONSE TO ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT
In a second workshop, reactions from PHC professionals and social workers were sought to see how useful the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) guidelines on abuse and neglect were considered to be.14 is manual could be used as follow- up and intervention strategies for PHC professionals to use concerning the issue of elder abuse and neglect. e comments and reactions gathered in these two workshops were likewise summarized in the country reports.
e WHO-CIG project coordinators
provided all the necessary information and documentation for the conduct of the focus groups and workshops, including session outlines and administrative forms. Refreshments or a meal, reimbursement for travel, and information material was offered to the participants. Other forms of remuneration were not included.
In summary, the activities in every partici- pating country included the following:
Four focus groups with general practi- tioners/PHC doctors:
Expose general practitioners to the bank of 12 questions (brief introduction).
General practitioners “pilot” the set of questions with a small sample (15–20 patients) to acquire familiarity with the instrument (where possible).15
Focus group discussions with general practitioners on experiences, percep- tions and suggestions after the applica- tion of the questions.16
ree focus groups with older people:
Expose older people to the bank of 12 questions (brief introduction).
Focus group discussions with older people on suggestions and perceptions of the 12 questions.
Workshop with social workers:
Introduce social workers to the SWEF.
Workshop with social workers to seek their views and perceptions on how applicable the evaluation form is within the reality of the country.
These guidelines are taken from Pan American Health Organization (2002) and can be found in Annex 3.
Due to a very tight project schedule, the pre-sampling was possible only in Chile and Spain.
Along the lines of the work conducted in Montreal.