This book provides an insight into advances in elder abuse in the areas of research, policy, practice and legislation. It provides readers with a broad understanding of the topic and considers the progress in elder abuse knowledge. The book explores the nexus of ageism and elder abuse, describes key social policies and their legislative manifestation, covers major policies and programs related to elder abuse, defines elder sexual abuse and much more. It offers the reader a comprehensive insight into new perspectives and approaches to both understanding and responding to elder abuse. As such it will be an asset to academics, students, healthcare practitioners, policy makers and the general public.
Amanda Phelan is an Associate Professor in the University College Dublin School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems, and also holds several positions in the School, namely, Associate Dean for Global Engagement, Subject Head of Older Persons' Nursing and Co-Director of the National Centre for the Protection of Older People. She is programme director for the Gerontological programmes in the School and her research interests and peer-reviewed publications are in the areas of safeguarding adults, public health, discourse analysis, expertise in gerontological nursing and missed care in nursing. Amanda serves on the National Advisory Committee in Sage (Advocacy and Support for Older People), an international research advisor for the National Initiative for Care of the Elderly (University of Toronto) since 2013 and elder abuse research in Norway funded by the Norwegian Research Council. In 2017, She was appointed to the Expert Advisory Group of the Irish Citizens' Assembly for the module on 'How we best respond to the challenges and opportunities of an ageing population'.