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Book

Safeguarding people with dementia: recognising adult abuse

Author:
PRITCHARD Jacki
Publisher:
Alzheimer's Society
Publication year:
2009
Pagination:
23p.
Place of publication:
London

This booklet, produced by Alzheimer's Society and Action on Elder Abuse, is designed to help those who work with people with dementia become aware of the potential causes and signs of abuse. People with dementia can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and mistreatment for many reasons. Dementia can also make it harder to detect when abuse is taking place. The booklet provides guidance on action to be taken and where to go for support. Contents include chapters on: what is dementia; what is abuse; why are people with dementia vulnerable to abuse; how do we recognise abuse; what action should be taken; and where to go for support?

Book

Male victims of elder abuse: their experiences and needs

Author:
PRITCHARD Jacki
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
112p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Older men, may, like older women, be victims of abuse, yet there has been little in either research or service provision to reflect this. This book draws on in depth interviews with twelve older men who have experienced abuse. The author presents practical guidance for care professionals, managers and policy makers. The different kinds of abuse experienced by the men, which can include not only financial, physical, emotional and sexual abuse, but also physical and emotional neglect. The needs of abuse victims are detailed and guidelines for initial assessment of need and good practice in the long term are outlined.

Journal article

Confronting the taboo of the abuse of elderly people

Author:
PRITCHARD Jacki
Journal article citation:
Social Work Today, 5.10.89, 1989, pp.12-13.
Publisher:
British Association of Social Workers

Once the abuse of an elderly person is suspected or proved, social workers should have recourse to agreed guidelines and procedures.

Journal article

Darkness visible

Author:
PRITCHARD Jacki
Journal article citation:
Nursing Times, 16.10.96, 1996, pp.26-31.
Publisher:
Nursing Times

The large-scale abuse of older people has long been hidden and ignored. Nurses said that they hold the key to improving thousand of wretched lives but they have to learn to spot the signs.

Journal article

Anti-discriminatory practice: an age-old problem

Author:
PRITCHARD Jacki
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 31.3.94, 1994, p.6.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Working with older people tends to be seen as less demanding and less stressful than working with other client groups. This negative view is an example of the level at which ageism operates within social services departments. Calls for departments to implement effective anti-discriminatory policies so that ageism may be viewed in the same light as sexism and racism.

Journal article

Dispelling some myths

Author:
PRITCHARD Jacki
Journal article citation:
Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 5(2), 1993, pp.27-36.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

In both child protection and elder abuse work there has been a tendency to stereotype the victim and abuser. The author examines the stereotypes that have developed regarding elder abuse victims and abusers, using findings and case studies from research carried out in Sheffield, England. The problem of gang abuse is also introduced. A commentary ends the paper in which the author makes the case for the development and implementation of elder abuse guidelines to be used by all professionals working with older people.

Book

The needs of older women: services for the victims of elder abuse and other abuses

Author:
PRITCHARD Jacki
Publisher:
Policy Press,|Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
2000
Pagination:
119p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Bristol|York

Research study focusing on the needs of older women suffering abuse. Looks at the views of the women themselves, and also of social care staff working with elder abuse. Uses their evidence to provide good practice recommendations. Highlights the complex and long term needs of abused older women and the problems experienced by workers. Argues that a more positive attitude towards older people and flexible multi agency working are essential for the provision of effective services for victims of elder abuse.

Journal article

Gang warfare

Author:
PRITCHARD Jacki
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 8.7.93, 1993, pp.22-23.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Gang abuse is another form of elder abuse which is gaining prominence. Looks at its growth and identifies that a number of the perpetrators have been victims of abuse themselves. Considers how professionals in Sheffield can protect old people in the community from this sort of abuse.

Book

Support groups for older people who have been abused: beyond existing

Author:
PRITCHARD Jacki
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley
Publication year:
2003
Pagination:
222p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

This book shows how support groups for victims of elder abuse provide opportunities for the voices of older people to be heard. Following groups through a two-year period, the author discusses how they were set up and the difficulties encountered and overcome, linking these experiences to group work theory. The author presents qualitative material alongside guidance for how to undertake practical and therapeutic work with male and female survivors. The book presents findings regarding the interplay of child abuse, domestic violence and adult abuse, and highlights the need for professionals to recognise close links between the different types of abuse.

Book

Becoming a trainer in adult abuse work: a practical guide

Author:
PRITCHARD Jacki
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
176p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Aims to provide agencies dealing with vulnerable adults develop basic awareness programmes on adult abuse. Covers questions such as; selection of trainers; venue and equipment; training for trainers; policy, law and evaluation; disclosure and confidentiality. Includes case histories, exercises and worksheets.

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