Title Elder Justice, Ageism, and Elder Abuse
Subtitle Critical Topics in an Aging Society
Author Lisa Nerenberg
ISBN 9780826147561
List price USD 55.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 250
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2019
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“The beauty of this important book lies in its conclusion… This book provides the roadmap that has led us to our current dilemmas and offers the path forward to a truly just society for all.”

Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, President of The John A. Hartford Foundation


Delivering the first comprehensive analysis of elder justice and its implications for policy and practice, this book offers a promising approach that ensures the rights, safety, and security of all older Americans. It explains the antecedents of elder justice in the fields of elder abuse, aging, and public health, and describes the opportunities for achieving more comprehensive, cohesive, and integrated public policy.

The text examines the cumulative impact of ageism, racism, sexism, heterosexism, class, and other forms of disadvantage and isolation on the lives of older adults and how these contribute to poverty, disease, disability, abuse, and neglect. It draws from the fields of public health and health equity, and plans devised by international organizations that frame elder abuse as a human rights issue. Practical and achievable goals in the prevention of elder abuse aid policy makers, program developers, grant-makers, and service providers in the fields of gerontology, social work, public health, and nursing in their efforts towards elder abuse prevention.


Key Features:

  • Identifies institutionalized ageism in public policy and practice
  • Proposes core principles of elder justice to guide policy and service development
  • Introduces knowledge and techniques from the fields of elder abuse and public health
  • Provides greater understanding of social determinants and how they are addressed in the public health arena
  • Offers techniques for improving access to the legal system for people with physical, cognitive, and communication disabilities
  • Offers practical and achievable goals; objectives and recommendations; and models for state, national, and international policy and programs.


Foreword Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN


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Chapter 1. Introduction and Overview

Chapter 2. Elder Justice Writ Large and Small: A History

Chapter 3. Ageism: “Ism” or Isn’t It?

Chapter 4. “Health Justice Is Social Justice”: A Public Health Perspective

Chapter 5. Elder Justice on the Global Stage

Chapter 6. Elder Abuse as a Threat to Elder Justice

Chapter 7. Seeking Justice Through the Justice System

Chapter 8. . . . and Justice for All: Parity and Fairness

Chapter 9. Consumer Choice: The Power and Perils

Chapter 10. Elder Justice in Illness, Death, and Beyond

Chapter 11. Moving Forward

Chapter 12. An Elder Justice Agenda



About the Author:

Lisa Nerenberg, MSW, MPH, has been actively involved in the field of elder abuse prevention and aging for almost 35 years. She was the founding director of the San Francisco Consortium for Elder Abuse Prevention, which piloted the nation’s first elder abuse multidisciplinary team and other widely replicated services. She is the founding director of the California Elder Justice Coalition, which was created in 2012 to provide a voice from the field in policy development.
                Nerenberg is on the faculty of City College of San Francisco, where she teaches classes on health and aging, elder abuse, and ageism and adultism. She also helped create the Elder Advocate Specialist Community Health Worker certificate within the school’s Department of Health Education.  
                She has presented at hundreds of professional forums in the United States and worldwide, testified before Congressional committees, served on governmental advisory committees, and written extensively about elder abuse and related issues. Elder Abuse Prevention: Emerging Trends and Promising Strategies (2008) describes what agencies, communities, tribes, states, and national organizations can do to prevent abuse, treat its effects, and ensure justice. 

Target Audience

This book aids policy makers, program developers, grant-makers, and service providers in the fields of gerontology, social work, public health, and nursing in their efforts towards elder abuse prevention.


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