Safeguarding Older Adults: Carers' Perspectives

Claire Pearson , Martin Kettle

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSafeguarding Adults : Key Themes and Issues
EditorsGillian Macintyre , Ailsa Stewart , Pearse McCusker
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781137381019
ISBN (Print)9781137381002
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • carers
  • adult protection
  • older adults


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