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The abuse, neglect and mistreatment of older people in care homes and hospitals in England: observations on the potential for secondary data analysis

Manthorpe, Jill and Stevens, Martin and Hussein, Shereen and Heath, Hazel and Lievesley, Nat (2011) The abuse, neglect and mistreatment of older people in care homes and hospitals in England: observations on the potential for secondary data analysis. Project report. King's College London (KAR id:68369)

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Abstract

This study has investigated what sources of data exist on the subject of elder abuse in care

home and hospital settings in England. It was commissioned by the Department of Health and

Comic Relief. We used a broad definition of elder abuse to cover mistreatment, neglect and

abuse. Some of these subjects are criminal offences; others are contrary to professional codes,

service standards or breaches of human rights. Defining elder abuse is not easy, as the recent

study of definitions produced for this programme of research (PANICOA) confirms (Dixon et

al 2009). The main part of this study involved ‘desk research’ – an exploration of what data is

collected, why, by whom and about what. In addition, a set of interviews was undertaken

with people who collect and analyse information on this subject and those who make use of

such information to uphold older people’s rights. We found that data are scarce and limited,

definitions and collection are unsystematised centrally and locally, and currently demand

collation from various and disparate sources.

Item Type: Monograph (Project report)
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - Commissioned report [Field not mapped to EPrints] BT - The Abuse, Neglect and Mistreatment of Older People in Care Homes and Hospitals in England [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Shereen Hussein
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2018 11:49 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:25 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/68369 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hussein, Shereen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7946-0717
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