Elder Abuse and the Public's Health

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Elder Abuse and the Public's Health

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Elder Abuse and the Public's Health

Pamela Teaster, Jeffrey Hall
Springer
240 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0826171320
June 2018

Encompassing the contributions of leading scholars in public health and gerontology, this is a rich repository of key ideas, concepts and issues regarding elder abuse and the role of public health initiatives in its prevention. The text frames elder abuse as a public health problem, stressing that efforts toward prevention is well within the scope of work performed by public health professionals. It describes major public policy/public health initiatives as they relate to elder abuse, analyzes elder abuse as a global and human rights issue, and supports the development of core competencies for public health work to prevent elder abuse.

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