The social construction of social problems: The case of elder abuse and neglect

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Abstract

The interaction and inter-penetrability overlap of abuse and neglect has been previously described. Therefore. The question is not whether a distinction can be made betwee. The two, but how specific events are constructed into abuse and/or neglect based on how each o. The protagonists involved (researchers, professional workers, family members, an. The older persons themselves) make sense of abuse and neglect. The purpose of this paper is to explor. The social and psychological construction of elder abuse and neglect and illustrat. The theoretical constructs using case material and its application t. The field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1291-1298
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Psychogeriatrics
Volume25
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2013

Keywords

  • Elder abuse and neglect
  • Practical applications
  • Social construction
  • Social work

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Gerontology

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