The role of the doctor in the institutional abuse of older people: a psychodynamic perspective

The role of the doctor in the institutional abuse of older people: a psychodynamic perspective This paper considers the doctor's role in unravelling the causes of abuse of older people. The author argues that doctors have a responsibility to understand and address the ageism, ignorance and unthinking which lies is at the root of most institutional abuse. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Adult Protection Emerald Publishing

The role of the doctor in the institutional abuse of older people: a psychodynamic perspective

The Journal of Adult Protection, Volume 6 (4): 6 – Dec 1, 2004

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1466-8203
D.O.I.
10.1108/14668203200400023
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Abstract

This paper considers the doctor's role in unravelling the causes of abuse of older people. The author argues that doctors have a responsibility to understand and address the ageism, ignorance and unthinking which lies is at the root of most institutional abuse.

Journal

The Journal of Adult ProtectionEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 2004

Keywords: Role of doctor; Institutional abuse; Older people; Psychodynamic perspectives; Ageism

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