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Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Gerontological Society of America (Oxford Academic account required to access the full study)

"Purpose of the Study:
Elder mistreatment is an epidemic with significant consequences to victims. Little is known, however, about another affected group: nonabusing family members, friends, and neighbors in the lives of the older victim or “concerned persons.” This study aimed to identify (a) the prevalence of adults aged 18 and older who have encountered an elder mistreatment situation, (b) the proportion of these who helped the elder victim, and (c) the subjective levels of distress experienced by respondents who helped the victim versus those who did not."

By Risa Breckman, LCSW David Burnes, PhD; Sarah Ross, BA; Philip C. Marshall, MS; J. Jill Suitor, PhD; Mark S. Lachs, MD, MPH;Karl Pillemer, PhD

Source: The Gerontologist - Oxford Academic (Oxford Academic account required to access the full study)

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canadian journal on aging best practice guideline on the prevention of abuse and neglect of older adultsSandra P. Hirst, University of Calgary–Faculty of Nursing
Tasha Penney, Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario
Susan McNeill, Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario
Veronique M. Boscart, Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Elizabeth Podnieks, Ryerson University
Samir K. Sinha, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto

Abstract:
"A systematic review of the literature was conducted to identify effective approaches to preventing and addressing abuse and neglect of older adults within health care settings in Canada. The review was conducted using databases searched from January 2000–April-May 2013. Additionally, expert panel members submitted article citations from personal archives. Two research associates (NRA) screened each title and abstract for inclusion. After inter-rater reliability was determined between the NRAs (Kappa score of 0.76), the records were divided, appraised, and data extracted independently. The review resulted in 62 studies that focused on identifying, assessing, and responding to abuse and neglect of older adults; education, prevention, and health promotion strategies; and organizational and system-level supports to prevent and respond to abuse and neglect. Abuse and neglect of older adults remains under-explored in terms of evidence-based studies; consequently, further research in all of the areas described in the results is needed."

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Source: Project MUSE , Canadian Journal on Aging, 2016, Vol.35 (2), pp.242-260

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prevalience study(2012-2015)

"The National Survey on the Mistreatment of Older Canadians is a prevalence study to provide data on the prevalence, risk factors, and causes of mistreatment of older Canadians. The study will survey a representative sample of 8,100 adults, aged 55 years and older, living in private dwellings in Canada on topics including physical, psychological, sexual and financial abuse and neglect perpetrated by informal caregivers.”

Funded by: New Horizons Program of Human Resources and Skills—Development Canada (Government of Canada) 

Source: National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly

 
 

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Screen Shot 2015 06 25 at 1.21.55 PM"In 2014, the NWT Network launched a comparative research to:
1. Measure changes in awareness and responses to older adult abuse since 2010.
2. Gauge the impact of NWT Network measures taken since 2010 including the formation of networks, partnerships, training sessions, community events, and information campaigns.
3. Consider next steps for preventing older adult abuse throughout the NWT.
Read about the similarities and differences in the perceptions, understandings, and responses to older adult abuse in the NWT between 2010 and 2015 in this new research developed by Lutra Associates Ltd. on behalf of the NWT Network."

SourceThe NWT Network to Prevent Abuse of Older Adults

 

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Family Violence in Canada A statistical profile 2013 "Since 1988, the Government of Canada’s main strategy for family violence prevention, intervention and elimination has been the Family Violence Initiative. The Family Violence Initiative is a horizontal collaboration involving the efforts of 15 federal departments, agencies and Crown corporations, with a mandate to promote public awareness of the risk factors associated with family violence; strengthen the capacity of social systems to prevent and respond to family violence; and to enhance data collection, research, analysis and evaluation efforts to better inform policies and programs aimed at family violence intervention and prevention.

As part of this initiative, Statistics Canada has released annual statistics on family violence since 1998. By examining the nature and extent of family violence in Canada, this report helps inform family violence policy and program development."


Source: The Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (2015)

 

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