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Book

Family care of the elderly: social and cultural changes

Editor:
KOSBERG Jordan I.
Publisher:
Sage
Publication year:
1992
Pagination:
329p.,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
Newbury Park, CA

Takes a global look at care for older people within the family circle, and compares and contrasts global changes in the last decade.

Journal article

Elder Abuse in Costa Rica

Authors:
GILLILAND Nancy, PICADO Lillyana
Journal article citation:
Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 12(1), 2000, pp.73-87.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

This article describes how the problem of domestic elder abuse in Costa Rica is being perceived and acted upon by direct service providers and other professionals in the field of ageing. In Costa Rica the family is central institution and the sense of filial obligation is strong. In this cultural context elder abuse often takes the form of overprotection by family members who deprive elders of their autonomy. Although they suffer from this loss, elders frequently do not define it as abuse, making it difficult for professionals to intervene. A more serious concern was abandonment of elders by families (with or without intent to harm) since there are few facilities or resources to accommodate such elders.

Book

Elderly care: a world perspective

Editor:
TOUT Ken
Publisher:
Chapman and Hall
Publication year:
1993
Pagination:
240p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Contains examples of successful service provision for older people from 40 countries. The case studies are organised into the following sections: care at home; community support; empowerment; participation; fitness and well-being; income generation; environment; integrated services; mental health; training for elder care; organisation of services; and older women.

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