A Way Forward"On April 17, 2007, a provincial forum was held at UQÀM with various social partners, researchers and stakeholders from governmental and paragovernmental agencies, associations and community groups concerned about elder abuse and neglect in institutions and residential care settings. The starting point for discussions was the results of data collected among key informants for a pan-Canadian study1 . This Quebec Forum was meant to allow time for reflection on the preventive and priority approaches – in other words the actions – that need to be implemented to put an end to the abuse of elders living in institutions. At the end of the discussions, and given the significance of the issue, some participants decided to prepare a common declaration to share their understanding of the scope of the problem, its causes and the consensus they reached regarding preventive measures that need to be implemented in Quebec."

A Global Response to Elder Abuse and Neglect "WHO with partners conducted a study in order to develop a strategy to prevent elder abuse within the primary health care (PHC) context. The study consisted of a qualitative research project in eight participating countries focused on testing questions originally devised by researchers in Montreal. These questions were aimed at raising awareness among PHC professionals of the issue of elder abuse."

Source: http://www.who.int/ageing/publications/elder_abuse2008/en/

Discussing Screening for Elder Abuse at Primary Health Care Level  "This paper presents a critical review of the literature, discusses what is needed in order to advance knowledge by primary health care workers about elder abuse and makes recommendations about detection as a first step for the management and prevention of elder abuse."

Source: World Health Organization

Promising Approaches in the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults in Community Settings in Canada


This project provides a snapshot on ‘promising approaches’ in the prevention of abuse/neglect of older adults in community settings in Canada.  It is drawn from a literature review, stakeholder information, analysis of approaches, and framework development.


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