Theoretical Development and Elder Mistreatment: Spreading Awareness and Conceptual Complexity in Examining the Management of Socio-Emotional Boundaries

@article{Biggs2010TheoreticalDA,
  title={Theoretical Development and Elder Mistreatment: Spreading Awareness and Conceptual Complexity in Examining the Management of Socio-Emotional Boundaries},
  author={Simon Biggs and Irja Haapala},
  journal={Ageing International},
  year={2010},
  volume={35},
  pages={171-184}
}
  • Simon Biggs, Irja Haapala
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology
  • This paper critically examines the spread of awareness of elder abuse and neglect (mistreatment) and asks how this has occurred without an accompanying growth in theoretical understanding. Three areas of conceptual development are identified that acknowledge the special qualities of elder mistreatment. These include a focus at the level of interpersonal relationships, a recognition that situations are negotiated between adults and that age, either intergenerationally or between age peers is a… CONTINUE READING

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