Elder abuse and neglect: a selected bibliography

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Elder abuse and neglect:
a selected bibliography

Prepared by the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse,
The University of Auckland, August 2012

 

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Contents

Introduction
The nature and scope of elder abuse and neglect
- New Zealand data
- New Zealand literature reviews
- New Zealand reading
- International reading
Prevention and Intervention
Older People and Intimate Partner Violence
Self Neglect
Dementia
Resources
Websites


Introduction

This selected bibliography has been produced by the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse. It focuses on research on elder abuse in New Zealand, and international literature readily available on the internet or from the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse library.  It includes a section focused on intimate partner violence towards older people (mostly women), a section on resources which may be used by those working with communities to prevent elder abuse and neglect, and a list of websites which provide access to further reading and resources.

There are two New Zealand literature reviews on this topic which should be referred to by those wishing to do further reading or research on this topic. These literature reviews are included in the bibliography.

We acknowledge the work of Age Concern New Zealand in providing services to those experiencing all forms of elder abuse and neglect and raising awareness of the issue. This bibliography includes information and resources published by Age Concern.

How to get items. Use the “Available from the library” link to get items available online or to request items available in hard copy (indicated by the location code).  “Download PDF” links go directly to an online document.  Use interlibrary loan to request other items.


The nature and scope of elder abuse and neglect

New Zealand data

These are the last published reports providing an analysis of referrals to Age Concern Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Services. Reports covering the period from 1996 – 2004 were also published. Age Concern no longer routinely updates these reports. Contact Age Concern Head Office for current referrals data or historic referrals data analyses.

Age Concern. (2007). Elder abuse and Neglect Prevention: Challenges for the future: including an analysis of referrals to Age Concern Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention services from 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2006. Wellington: Age Concern New Zealand. Available from the library TRO 362.6042 ELD

Age Concern. (2007). Elder Neglect: an analysis of cases referred to Age Concern New Zealand during 2002-2006. Summary. Wellington: Age Concern. Download PDF

 New Zealand literature reviews

Fallon, P. (2006). Elder abuse and/or neglect: literature review. Wellington: Ministry of Social Development. Available from the Library Online

 Violence against seniors: a literature review. (1992). Christchurch: Planning and Research Unit, C.IB. Available from the Library TRO 362.6 VIO

New Zealand reading

Age Concern. (2012). Background: about elder abuse and neglect, #1, Wellington: Age Concern. Fact sheet (6 p.). Download PDF

Age Concern. (2012). Key trends: from data about elder abuse and neglect in New Zealand, #2. Wellington: Age Concern. Fact sheet (2 p.) Download PDF

Brook, Glynnis. (2007). Abusing the abused? The double whammy of elder abuse and neglect.  Social Work Review 19(2): 1-3.

Davey, J. A., McKendry, J. (2011). Financial abuse of older people in New Zealand: a working paper. Wellington: Age Concern. Available from the Library Online

Fanslow, J. L. (2005). Elder abuse. In Beyond zero tolerance: key issues and future directions for family violence work in New Zealand (pp. 59-66). Wellington: Families Commission. Available from the Library Online;
TRO 362.8292 FAN

Levine, M., Boutros, N., Waldvogel, J., Stone, G. (2011). Elder abuse and neglect. in Family violence in migrant and refugee families and successful models of prevention and intervention: a summary analysis and annotated bibliography (pp.13-14). Wellington:   Ministry of Social Development. Available from the Library Online

Lievore, D., Mayhew, P., Mossman, E. (2007). Elder abuse and neglect. In The scale and nature of family violence in New Zealand: a review and evaluation of knowledge (pp.49-53). Wellington: Ministry of Social Development. Available from the Library  Online; TRO 362.8292 LIE

Osborn, A. (1996). Caregivers and elders: the caregiving relationship : an exploratory study of elder maltreatment in New Zealand. A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Psychology at the University of Canterbury.  

Peri, K., Fanslow, J. L., Hand, J., Parsons, J. (2008). Elder abuse and neglect: exploration of risk and protective factors. Wellington: Families Commission.
 Available from the Library Online; TRO 362.6 PER

Schofield, V. (2004). Elder abuse and neglect: causes and consequences. In M. Connolly (Ed.). Violence in society: New Zealand perspectives (pp. 81-94). Christchurch: Te Awatea Press. Available from the Library TRO 303.600993 VIO

International reading

Aitken, L., Griffin, G. (1996). Gender issues in elder abuse. London: Sage Publications.  Available from the Library TRO 362.6 GEN

Barrett, O. W., Miller-Perrin, C. I., Perrin, R. D.  (2011). Abuse of elderly and disabled persons. In Family violence across the lifespan: an introduction (pp.583-638).  3rd ed. Los Angeles: Sage. Available from the Library
TRO 362.8292 BAR

Daly, J. M., Merchant, M. L., Jogerst, G. J. (2011). Elder abuse research: a systematic review. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect.  23(4): 48-65.
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Daly, J. M., Mrinalini, J., Jogerst, G. J. (2009). Comparison of international elder abuse prevalence studies. International Perspectives in Victimology, 4(2): 31-39.

Erlingsson, C.I. (2007). Searching for elder abuse: a systematic review of database citations. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 19(3-4): 59-78.
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Financial elder abuse research project [n.d.) Protecting elders' assets study: ethical management of older persons’ financial assets (PEAS, 2009-2011): summary and reports.  Reports prepared by Monash University for State Trustees (Victoria Australia). Access this website

Johnson, T.F. (Ed.). (1995). Elder mistreatment: ethical issues, dilemmas, and decisions. New York: Haworth Press. Available from the Library TRO 362.6 ELD

Kosberg, J.I. (2007). Introduction [to special edition on the abuse of older men]. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 19(1-2): 1-5. Access abstract

Kosberg, J.I., Garcia, J. L. (Eds.). (1995). Elder abuse : international and cross-cultural perspectives. New York: Haworth.
Available from the library TRO 362.6 ELD

Mellor, M. J., Brownell, P. Elder abuse and mistreatment: policy, practice, and research. New York: Haworth Press, 2006. 
Available from the Library TRO 362.6 ELD

Mowlam,A., Tennant, R., Dixon, J., McCreadie, C., (2007).  UK Study of Abuse and Neglect of Older People:qualitative findings. London; Comic Relief.
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National Center for Elder Abuse. (1998). The National Elder Abuse Incidence Study. American Public Human Services Association. Download PDF

National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse [website]. (n.d.). What is elder abuse? NCPEA.  Access this website 

O'Keeffe, M. et al. (2007). UK Study of Abuse and Neglect of Older People: prevalence survey report. London: Department of Health. Access the website

Podnieks, E., Kosberg, J. I., Lowenstein, A. (Eds.). (2003). Elder abuse: selected papers from the Prague World Congress on Family Violence. Binghamton, NY:  Haworth Maltreatment and Trauma Press. Available from the Library TRO 362.6 ELD

Payne, B.K. (2005). Crime and elder abuse : an integrated perspective. 2nd ed. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas. Available from the Library TRO 364.1555 CRI

Pritchard, J. (2001). Male victims of elder abuse: their experiences and needs. London: Jessica Kingsley. Available from the Library TRO 362.6 MAL

Walsh, C. A., Yon, Y. (2012). Developing an empirical profile for elder abuse research in Canada. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 24(2): 104-119. Access abstract

Wolf, R., Daichman, L., Bennett, G. (2002). Abuse of the elderly. In E.Krug, et al. (Eds.). World report on violence and health (pp. 123-146). Geneva: WHO. Available from the Library Online

World Health Organization. (2002). Missing voices: views of older persons on elder abuse. Geneva: WHO. Download PDF

World Health Organization. (2002). The Toronto Declaration on the global prevention of elder abuse. Geneva: WHO. Download PDF


Prevention and Intervention

Alt, K. L., Nguyen, A. L., Meurer, L. N.  (2011). Effectiveness of educational programs to improve recognition or reporting of elder abuse and neglect: a systematic review of the literature. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 23(3): 213-233. Access abstract

Anetzberger, G.J. (2003). The clinical management of elder abuse. New York: Haworth Press. Available from the Library TRO 362.6 CLI

Bagshaw, D., Wendt, S,, Zannettino, L. (2009). Preventing the abuse of older people by their family members. Stakeholder paper: 7. Sydney: Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse. Download PDF

Brandl, B. et al. (2006). Elder abuse detection and intervention: a collaborative approach.  New York: Haworth Press. Available from the Library TRO 362.6 ELD

Diesfeld, K. (2011). Analysis of legal cases for prevention of elder abuse: decisions from New Zealand.  Journal of Law and Medicine, 18(4):737-48. 
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Glasgow, K., Fanslow, J.  L. (2007). Family violence intervention guidelines: elder abuse and neglect. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
Available from the Library Online; TRO 362.6 FAM

Keys, F. (2003). Responding to elder abuse and neglect: assessment and referral procedures. Working paper prepared for the Office for Senior Citizens.
Available from the Library TRO 362.6042 RES

McKendry, J. (2011). She can't make herself safe so give me that power: statutory powers and Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Service Coordinators. A paper submitted to Victoria, University of Wellington, in fulfilment of the requirements of Social Policy Research Essay (SPOL489).
Available from the Library Online; TRO 362.6 MCK

Maher, P. A. (2005). A study of social work practitioners and their needs when intervening in cases of elder abuse and neglect. A thesis submitted to the University of Canterbury in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Masters of Arts in Social Work. Available from the Library  Online; TRO 362.6042 STU

Miller, D,, Jaye, C. (2007). GPs' perception of their role in the identification and management of family violence. Family Practice 24(2): 95-101  
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Williams, Julian, Neale, Jenny, Preston, David. (1998). Report of evaluation of elder abuse and neglect programmes [to] New Zealand Community Funding Agency. Wellington: BERL. Available from the Library TRO 362.6 REP


Older People and Intimate Partner Violence

This section focuses on the extent of and response to intimate partner violence experienced by older people. This issue may also be discussed in the more general material listed above.

Age Concern. (2007). Abuser information. In Elder abuse and Neglect Prevention: Challenges for the future: including an analysis of referrals to Age Concern Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention services from 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2006 (pp.36-40). Wellington: Age Concern New Zealand.
Available from the Library TRO 362.6042 ELD
Note: Contact Age Concern National Office for current client/abuser relationship data.

Cook, J. M., Dinnen, S., O’Donnell, C. (2011). Older women survivors of physical and sexual violence: a systematic review of the quantitative literature. Journal of Women’s Health, 20(7): 1075-1081. Access abstract

Council on the Ageing. (2000). Two lives - two worlds: older people and domestic violenceVols. 1 & 2. Canberra:  Partnerships Against Domestic Violence.
Available from the Library TRO 362.6 TWO

Hager, D. (2011). Finding safety: provision of specialised domestic violence and refuge services for women who currently find it difficult to access mainstream services: disabled women, older women, sex workers and women with mental illness and/or drug and alcohol problems as a result of domestic violence. Wellington: Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.
Available from the library Online

Leisey, M., Kupstas, P. K., Cooper, A. (2009). Domestic violence in the second half of life. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 21(2): 141-151. Access abstract

McFerran, L. (2009). The disappearing age: a discussion paper on a strategy to address violence against older women. Topic paper 18. Sydney: Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse. Available from the Library Online

McGarry, J., Simpson, C. (2011 Mar/Apr). Domestic violence and older women: a review of the evidence. Journal of Current Clinical Care, Download PDF

McGarry, J., Simpson, C., Hinchliff-Smith, K. (2011). The impact of domestic abuse for older women: a review of the literature, Health and Social Care in the Community, 19(1): 3-14. Access abstract

Rana, S. (2010). Domestic violence in later life: annotated bibliography. VAWNet. Download PDF

Reeves, K. A., Desmarais, S. L., Nicholls, T. L., Douglas, K. S.  (2007). Intimate partner abuse of older men: considerations for the assessment of risk. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 19(1-2): 7-27. Access abstract

Seaver, C. (1996). Muted lives: older battered women. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect 8(2): 3-21. Access abstract

Straka, S. M., Montminy, L.  (2006). Responding to the needs of older women experiencing domestic violence. Violence against Women, 12(3): 251-267
Access abstract

Tetterton, S., Farnsworth, E. (2011). Older women and intimate partner violence: effective interventions. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26(14): 2929-2942. Access abstract 

VAWNet. (2010). Special collection: preventing and responding to domestic & sexual violence in later life. National Online Resource Center on Violence against Women. Access the webpage

Women’s Aid. (2007).Older women and domestic violence: an overview. Bristol: Women's Aid. Download PDF
Note: Access this webpage on the Woman’s Aid website for more information about older women and domestic violence.


Self Neglect

Pavlou, M.P., Lachs, M.S. (2006). Could self-neglect in older adults be a geriatric syndrome? Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 54(5): 831-842. Access abstract

Peri, K. (2000) Hermits, hovels and havens - self neglect in older people. A thesis submitted to the University of Otago in partial fulfilment of the requirement of the degree of Masters of health Science.


Dementia

Anetzberger, G. J., Palmisano, B.R., Sanders M., Bass D., Dayton C., Eckert S., Schimer M.R. (2000), A model intervention for elder abuse and dementia. The Gerontologist, 40(4): 492-497. Access the abstract

Cooper, C., Selwood, A., Blanchard, M., Walker, Z., Blizard, R., Livingston, G. (2009). Abuse of people with dementia by family carers: representative cross sectional survey. BMJ. 338: b155. Access the abstract

Lingler, J.H. (2003). Ethical issues in distinguishing sexual activity from sexual maltreatment among women with dementiaJournal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 15(2); 85 – 102. Access the abstract

 Vande Weerd, C., Paveza, G.J. (2006), Verbal mistreatment in older adults: a look at persons with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers in the state of Florida. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 17(4): 11 – 30. Access the abstract


Resources

Age Concern. (2012). Background: about elder abuse and neglect, #1, Wellington: Age Concern. Fact sheet (6 p.). Download PDF

Age Concern. (2012). Key trends: from data about elder abuse and neglect in New Zealand, #2. Wellington: Age Concern. Fact sheet (2 p.) Download PDF

Age Concern. (2012). Vignettes: Older people matter, #3. Wellington: Age Concern. Case studies (3 p.) Download PDF

Age Concern. (n.d.) It’s all about manaakitanga respect. Wellington: Age Concern. Pocket leaflet. Free - available from NZFVC while stocks last, or Contact  Age Concern

Age Concern. (2011). Respect not threats. Wellington: Age Concern. Information sheet (4 p.) Download the PDF

Age Concern. (2010). Older people have the right to decide how they use their money: information about elder financial abuse. Wellington: Age Concern. Available from the library Online

Age Concern. (2009). It’s all about respect: preventing elder abuse and neglect: a handbook for people working with older people / kaumatua. Wellington: Age Concern. Available from the library TRVF000139 or available for purchase Contact Age Concern

Age Concern. (2007). It’s all about respect: identifying and preventing elder abuse and neglect. Wellington: Age Concern. DVD  (35 mins.)
Available from the Library TRO 362.6 ITS, or available for purchase.
Contact Age Concern

Age Concern. (2007).Why respect? Wellington: Age Concern. DVD (10 mins.). Available from the library TRO 362.6.AGE or available for purchase Contact Age Concern

Families Commission. (2008). Preventing elder abuse and neglect. Wellington: Families Commission. Leaflet style, research summary (6 p.) Available from the Library Online

Wallace, Elize. (2010). GenerationALL AMA: mid-campaign report. Whangarei: Whangarei Everyday Communities. Available from the library TRO 362.85 WAL

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day resources. Access this website


Websites

Age Concern New Zealand

Action on Elder Abuse (UK)

International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

National Center on Elder Abuse (US)

National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (US)

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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