International perspectives on elder abuse / edited by Amanda Phelan
- Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2013.
- Physical Description:
- xiv, 235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Additional Creators:
- Phelan, Amanda
- Routledge advances in health and social policy
- Introduction -- Foucault : the flexible critique of welfare -- Goffman : interaction and identity negotiations -- Bourdieu : field, symbolic violence and domination -- Luhmann : welfare in communicative systems -- Neo-institutional theory : myths and legitimacy -- Risk theory : normality, deviation and neo-liberalism -- Transcending the approaches.
- "Opening with an examination of what elder abuse is, Amanda Phelan sets it in a theoretical context and looks at assessment and approaches to the issue in residential and community care environments. The book then presents a range of country studies, which provide an overview of the context of elder abuse in the country and a discussion of related policy, legislation, research and practice. Countries covered include Ireland, United Kingdom, Spain, China, Australia, Kenya, Israel, Canada and the United States, whilst a regional chapter looks at South America. A concluding chapter draws together cross-cultural comparisons and provides some guidance as to best practice"--Publisher's website.
- 9780415694056 (hbk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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