Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447305668 Published June 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447305675 Will Publish November 2015 For sale in North and South America only

Safeguarding Older People from Abuse

Critical Contexts to Policy and Practice

Angie Ash

Angie Ash

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

208 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2014
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447305668 Published June 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447305675 Will Publish November 2015 For sale in North and South America only
The abuse of older people in health and social care facilities is increasingly recognized as a serious problem, but most scandals about or inquiries into the abuse of elders fail to address—much less challenge—the social, economic, and cultural contexts in which such abuse is allowed to take place. Safeguarding Older People from Abuse provides this much-needed challenge, illustrating the ways in which ageism, lack of resources, target-driven policy, and organizational cultures of blame and scapegoating facilitate elder abuse. Angie Ash argues for the development of ethically driven, research-informed policies and practices that will better protect our seniors.
Marie Beaulieu | Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
“This book presents a critical and balanced overview of practice, policies, and research. With Ash’s ethical quest for the 'right action,' inertia can no longer be accepted. This book is essential reading and will become a classic training resource.”
Liz Lloyd | University of Bristol, UK
“Ash presents a strongly argued case for fundamental change in policy making and practice to protect older people from abuse and for a new approach that is informed by theory, critically aware, and ethically driven. This book is written with clarity of purpose and perspective and deserves to be read widely.”
Contents

Contexts to safeguarding older people from abuse
The need for theory, critical thinking and practice
The abuse of older people
Adult protection, safeguarding and personalisation
Public policy implementation in street-level bureaucracies
A case study of street-level policy implementation to protect older people from abuse
Discretion and dissonance in adult protection work
Cultures and contexts of complicity
Ethics, policy and practice
Safeguarding older people from abuse: ethical futures

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