Abuse is in the eyes of the beholder: using multiple perspectives to evaluate elder mistreatment under round-the-clock foreign home carers in Israel

@article{Ayalon2010AbuseII,
  title={Abuse is in the eyes of the beholder: using multiple perspectives to evaluate elder mistreatment under round-the-clock foreign home carers in Israel},
  author={Liat Ayalon},
  journal={Ageing and Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={31},
  pages={499 - 520}
}
  • L. Ayalon
  • Published 3 December 2010
  • Psychology
  • Ageing and Society
ABSTRACT The overall goal of the study reported in this paper was to examine differences in the perceived occurrence of abuse and neglect as between older care recipients, their family carers, and foreign home-care workers in Israel. Overall, 148 matched family members and foreign home-care workers and 75 care recipients completed a survey of abuse and neglect. Significant discrepancies in their reports of neglect were found, with the foreign home-care workers more likely to identify neglect… 
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