Times of transition: Elder abuse and neglect in Israel

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The present paper addresses the advancement of research, policies, legislation, and practice experiences designed to deal with the phenomenon of elder abuse and neglect in Israel in times of transition. The paper presents a short overview of the demographic scene, reflecting population characteristics and needs that impact care giving as well as elder abuse and neglect. The developments of scientific knowledge and its accumulation, especially the empirical data from the first national survey on elder abuse and neglect are discussed. Further, legislative developments relating to four generational laws and the advancement of policies and innovative practice experiences are described and analyzed. Finally, future challenges in the field are identified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-206
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Elder Abuse and Neglect
Issue number2
StatePublished - 12 May 2008


  • Elder abuse
  • Elder law
  • Elder neglect
  • Elder services
  • Israel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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