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A GLOBAL RESPONSE TO ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT

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Acknowledgements..............................................................................................................................iii Preface .................................................................................................................................................... vi Abbreviations.......................................................................................................................................vii Executive summary ...........................................................................................................................viii Résumé d’orientation ..........................................................................................................................xi Resumen técnico ..................................................................................................................................xi

1 Research background .........................................................................................................1

    • 1.1

      What is elder abuse and neglect? ................................................................................................ 1

    • 1.2

      Preliminary work............................................................................................................................ 2

    • 1.3

      Elder abuse and neglect and the role of PHC professionals................................................... 3

    • 1.4

      Detecting elder abuse in a PHC setting ..................................................................................... 5

2 e project...........................................................................................................................7

    • 2.1

      Aims and objectives....................................................................................................................... 7

    • 2.2

      e Elder Abuse Suspicion Index................................................................................................ 8

    • 2.3

      Research design and methodology ........................................................................................... 10

3 Findings and discussion...................................................................................................13

    • 3.1

      Focus groups with older people.................................................................................................13

    • 3.2

      Focus groups with PHC professionals......................................................................................15

    • 3.3

      Implications of the results for the EASI tool ..........................................................................19

    • 3.4

      Workshop with social workers...................................................................................................22

    • 3.5

      Workshop with PHC professionals and social workers........................................................25

4 Recommendations and conclusions ...............................................................................29

5 References..........................................................................................................................32

6 Project team ......................................................................................................................33 Project coordinators ........................................................................................................................... 33 Research partners and experts.........................................................................................................33 Collaborating and piloting centres/country coordinators of the national studies................33 Report evaluators ................................................................................................................................34 Proof-reader .........................................................................................................................................34

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