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The role of the doctor in the institutional abuse of older people: a psychodynamic perspective

Jane Garner (Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the NHS)

The Journal of Adult Protection

ISSN: 1466-8203

Article publication date: 1 December 2004

Abstract

This paper considers the doctor's role in unravelling the causes of abuse of older people. The author argues that doctors have a responsibility to understand and address the ageism, ignorance and unthinking which lies is at the root of most institutional abuse.

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Garner, J. (2004), "The role of the doctor in the institutional abuse of older people: a psychodynamic perspective", The Journal of Adult Protection, Vol. 6 No. 4, pp. 16-21. https://doi.org/10.1108/14668203200400023

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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