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What is known about the characteristics of community dwelling older persons who have multiple notifications of elder abuse, the persons of concern who perpetuate abuse and the context in which elder abuse recurs?

Esther Foong, Lynette Joubert, Lyndal Hickey

Shaping the Future: Promoting human rights and social perspectives in health and mental health | - | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND/AIM: Given the growing aging population and existing research on the prevalence and impact of elder abuse on older people, a scoping review on the risks and protective factors that perpetuate and mitigate recurring elder abuse was undertaken. METHODS: Peer reviewed literature between 2010 and 2018 were searched across Medline, CINAHL, Emcare and Psychinfo. Inclusion and exclusion criteria were applied. Articles were selected and thematically categorised by two reviewers. RESULTS: Of the eleven studies identified, only three had findings specific to recurring elder abuse. Older persons who were subjected to recurring abuse were more likely to be female, widowed, have poorer exe..

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