Safeguarding Older Adults: Carers' Perspectives

Claire Pearson , Martin Kettle

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Abstract

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
Pages116-129
Number of pages14
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781137381019
ISBN (Print)9781137381002
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Keywords

  • carers
  • adult protection
  • older adults

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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.
Pearson , Claire ; Kettle, Martin. / Safeguarding Older Adults: Carers' Perspectives. Safeguarding Adults : Key Themes and Issues . editor / Gillian Macintyre ; Ailsa Stewart ; Pearse McCusker . 1st. ed. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. pp. 116-129
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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 edn, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 116-129.

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Pearson C, Kettle M. Safeguarding Older Adults: Carers' Perspectives. In Macintyre G, Stewart A, McCusker P, editors, Safeguarding Adults : Key Themes and Issues . 1st ed. Palgrave Macmillan. 2018. p. 116-129