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Cross-cultural perspectives on elder abuse and neglect

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Publication Carouge: Centre interfacultaire de gérontologie, 2009
Collection Questions d'âge; 4
Abstract During the last decades, elder abuse has become a recognized form of violence, both in domestic and institutional settings, affecting all social classes and socioeconomic milieus, spanning all cultures and nationalities. However, outside of Anglophone countries, the amount of literature found on the topic is relatively small. And, there is little evidence as to whether or not the findings from English-speaking societies can be applied to other settings. This literature review describes a body of work comprising fourty-five articles that applies a cross-cultural analysis to elder abuse. In common with other topics related to violence, elder abuse is a very sensitive area which can be differently interpreted depending on the cultural context in which it occurs. An international and intercultural perspective on the topic can help to shed light on effective and culturally sensitive ways to fight elder abuse. Moreover, authors’ professional backgrounds seem to influence how elder abuse is viewed. This review presents various thematic categories that appear and repeat themselves in articles regardless of their regional background while bringing out cultural specificities.
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KAINDL, Karina. Cross-cultural perspectives on elder abuse and neglect. Carouge : Centre interfacultaire de gérontologie, 2009. (Questions d'âge; 4) https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:101469

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