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The abuse of older people has only recently been recognised as socially important. Emphasis has been on the development and implementation of policy procedures, but there is little research into the characteristics of elder abuse. This book focuses on small-scale research related to female victims of elder abuse.
The term frail is commonly used to describe older people, but reports on the care of older adults in hospital highlight that the clinical implications of frailty are not understood fully by all nurses. Frailty can be an indicator of older people's health status and healthcare needs. An understanding of frailty and its mechanisms will help nurses to(More)
Older people, and particularly those of advanced age, become increasingly vulnerable to the consequences of abuse or neglect and, since the birth of specialist services for older people, researchers and clinicians have sought to understand the reasons for this. 
Multi-agency work across the UK is developing innovative strategies, protocols and tools to(More)
Internationally there is commitment to work towards eradicating the abuse of older people and to develop services that promote their equality, dignity and human rights. The emphasis on service users is gradually increasing and, along with this, the focus within health and social care policy, service provision and professional practice is shifting. In UK(More)
  • Lynne Phair
  • International journal of older people nursing
  • 2009
The protection of vulnerable people is becoming more understood internationally, and in the UK standards of care for frail older people is now receiving appropriate attention (CSCI 2009, The state of social care in England 2007-2008. Commission for Social Care Inspection, London). Although many people continue to live in their own homes, even when they are(More)