Title Elder Abuse and the Public’s Health
Author Pamela B. Teaster, Jeffrey E. Hall
ISBN 9780826171320
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 240
Book size 152 x 228 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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Presents an insightful, interdisciplinary approach for preventing elder abuse

Encompassing the contributions of leading scholars in public health and gerontology, this is a rich repository of key ideas, concepts and issues regarding elder abuse and the role of public health initiatives in its prevention. The text frames elder abuse as a public health problem, stressing that efforts toward prevention is well within the scope of work performed by public health professionals. It describes major public policy/public health initiatives as they relate to elder abuse, analyzes elder abuse as a global and human rights issue, and supports the development of core competencies for public health work to prevent elder abuse.

The text describes in detail major theoretical and applied issues within elder abuse and grounds these issues within the core functions and essential services of public health. It then addresses skill development using the core competencies for public health professionals. The book is the first to tie the core functions and essential public health services to core public health competency domains and creates a topic-specific framework for effective public health practice. An annotated section includes the most up-to-date resources for both public health and elder abuse, including toolkits, stakeholder lists, and references. A discussion of future directions for the field sets the agenda for a committed interdisciplinary approach to ameliorating and preventing elder abuse.

Key Features:

  • Grounds elder abuse prevention within the core functions and essential services of public health
  • Provides a storehouse of scientific and practical information on elder abuse
  • Stresses skill development using core competencies for public health professionals
  • Encompasses the contributions of outstanding leaders in public health and gerontology
  • Includes news stories, illustrative case examples, resources, blogs, and webinars


Contributors • Preface • Share Elder Abuse and the Public’s Health

Chapter 1. Framing Elder Abuse as a Public Health Problem (Jeffrey E. Hall and Pamela B. Teaster)

Chapter 2. Elder Abuse and the Core Function of Public Health: Using the 10 Essential Public Health Services as a Framework for Addressing Elder Abuse (Shalon M. Irving and Jeffrey E. Hall)

Chapter 3. Elder Abuse and the Role of Public Health Law and Health Services Administration
(Emmanuel D. Jadhav and James W. Holsinger, Jr.)

Chapter 4. Intimate Partner Violence Affecting Older Adults: Public Health Implications
(Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik)

Chapter 5. American Indian Perspectives, Challenges, and Approaches to Elder Abuse (Derrell W. Cox II and
Lori L. Jervis

Chapter 6. Intersection of Public Health and Nontraditional Partners and Approaches to Address Elder Abuse (Georgia J. Anetzberger)

Chapter 7. Initiatives, Organizations, and Efforts Addressing Elder Abuse (Pamela B. Teaster, Jeffrey E. Hall, and Fatemeh Zarghami)

Chapter 8. Public Health, Human Rights, and Global Perspectives on Elder Abuse (Elizabeth Podnieks and Cynthia Thomas)

Chapter 9. Summations and Concluding Thoughts (Pamela B. Teaster and Jeffrey E. Hall)


About the Editors:

Pamela B. Teaster, PhD, is the Director of the Center for Gerontology and a Professor in the Department of Human Development at Virginia Tech. She established the Kentucky Justice Center for Elders and Vulnerable Adults and the Kentucky Guardianship Association and was its first president. She is the Secretary General of the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and is on the Board of Trustees of the Center for Guardianship Certification. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect. Dr. Teaster is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, and a recipient of the Rosalie Wolf Award for research on elder abuse, the Outstanding Affiliate Member Award (Kentucky Guardianship Association), and the Distinguished Educator Award (Kentucky Association for Gerontology). She serves on the board of the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and is a former president. She has received funding from the Retirement Research Foundation, Administration on Aging, National Institute on Aging, Kentucky Cabinet for Families and Children, National Institute of Justice, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Health Resources and Services Administration, and Office of Victims of Crime. Her areas of scholarship include the abuse of elders and vulnerable adults, public and private guardian ship, end-of-life issues, ethical treatment of older adults, public policy and public affairs, and quality of life. She has published more than 100 scholarly articles and book chapters and is editor/author of four books.

Jeffrey E. Hall, PhD, MSPH, serves as Deputy Associate Director for Science in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE). He assists with the provision of leadership and consultation across a broad range of science, research, evaluation, and practice issues to promote the elimination of health disparities and the achievement of health equity. He also conducts research to develop or enhance local, state, and national systems or capacities for measuring and monitoring progress toward health equity.

Dr. Hall was previously a lead behavioral scientist in the Surveillance Branch of the Division of Violence Prevention of CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. His professional interests include applications of developmental epidemiology and social psychology within violence prevention, structural and environmental methods for reducing violence-related health disparities, and community-based models for violence surveillance, research, and prevention. His work has focused on topics across the life span, including infant homicide, youth and young adult violence, and elder abuse. Dr. Hall is a medical sociologist by training, but also holds degrees in epidemiology, general sociology, and psychology—all from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Target Audience:

Useful for people interested in both public health and elder abuse, including toolkits, stakeholder lists, and references.

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