Editorial

Editorial This issue of the Journal of Adult Protection perspective by Jane Garner, addresses the role carries four papers commissioned in the of the doctor in understanding the causes of aftermath of the Rowan ward inquiry. It is institutional abuse and therefore prevention. unclear why this particular inquiry has The paper argues that doctors are (or should stimulated so much concern at a political be) in a prominent and influential position, level. It is just one of many in a long line and have a fundamental role in the dating back over 50 years. prevention and detection of institutional The paper by Jane Garner argues that an abuse. understanding of the personal dynamics Dr Garner further argues that the absence between clients, doctors, nurses and in medical training of opportunities to professions allied to medicine may help to consider how doctors might explore the prevent a variety of forms of elder abuse and feelings aroused by patients in relation to care neglect. In a different vein, Tom Butler’s paper has reduced their capacity to challenge the suggests that a functional approach – audit – process of care. The role of ageism is also may assist managers in developing tools that http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Adult Protection Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1466-8203
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10.1108/14668203200400021
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This issue of the Journal of Adult Protection perspective by Jane Garner, addresses the role carries four papers commissioned in the of the doctor in understanding the causes of aftermath of the Rowan ward inquiry. It is institutional abuse and therefore prevention. unclear why this particular inquiry has The paper argues that doctors are (or should stimulated so much concern at a political be) in a prominent and influential position, level. It is just one of many in a long line and have a fundamental role in the dating back over 50 years. prevention and detection of institutional The paper by Jane Garner argues that an abuse. understanding of the personal dynamics Dr Garner further argues that the absence between clients, doctors, nurses and in medical training of opportunities to professions allied to medicine may help to consider how doctors might explore the prevent a variety of forms of elder abuse and feelings aroused by patients in relation to care neglect. In a different vein, Tom Butler’s paper has reduced their capacity to challenge the suggests that a functional approach – audit – process of care. The role of ageism is also may assist managers in developing tools that

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The Journal of Adult ProtectionEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 2004

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