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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:

  • 1.

    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

  • Report.

  • 2.

    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.

    • Report.

  • 3.

    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.

  • Report.

  • 14.

    These guidelines are taken from Pan American Health Organization (2002) and can be found in Annex 3.

  • 15.

    Due to a very tight project schedule, the pre-sampling was possible only in Chile and Spain.

  • 16.

    Along the lines of the work conducted in Montreal.

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