Elder Abuse and Neglect, Institutional

Penhale, Bridget (2014) Elder Abuse and Neglect, Institutional. In: Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. Springer, pp. 1852-1857. ISBN 978-94-007-0752-8

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Abstract

Institutional abuse of older people refers to forms of abuse that occur within institutional settings for older people. It is the term used to denote physical or psychological harms as well as violations of rights in any setting where treatment, care, and assistance are provided to dependent older adults or others. Neglect refers to depriving a person of food, heat, clothing, medication, or essential items for daily living and includes deprivation of needed services to an individual. The deprivation may be intentional (active neglect) or happen due to lack of knowledge or resources (passive neglect). In relation to institutional neglect, it is more likely to occur in intentional than unintentional forms. Increasingly the word “mistreatment” is used to denote abuse and neglect; thus, use of the term institutional mistreatment may be used in place of institutional abuse.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2016 08:14
Last Modified: 21 May 2020 00:26
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/57250
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