This chapter considers some of the particular issues around safeguarding older adults. Beginning with a review of research evidence, it highlights the complexity of relationships which may often be felt as both abusive and caring, which presents particular ethical challenges for professionals in striking a balance between protection from harm and the potential erosion of key personal and social supports Acknowledging a dearth of research relating to the abuse of older people, it then reports on findings from a focus group carried outwith carers, providing rich and honest insights into the lived experiences of caring set against the legal framework.
|Title of host publication||Safeguarding Adults : Key Themes and Issues|
|Editors||Gillian Macintyre , Ailsa Stewart , Pearse McCusker|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
- adult protection
- older adults
Pearson , C., & Kettle, M. (2018). Safeguarding Older Adults: Carers' Perspectives. In G. Macintyre , A. Stewart , & P. McCusker (Eds.), Safeguarding Adults : Key Themes and Issues (1st ed., pp. 116-129). Palgrave Macmillan. https://www.macmillanihe.com/page/detail/Safeguarding-Adults/?K=9781137381002