The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 13 Issue 6

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


Table of contents - Special Issue: Older Women and domestic violence

Domestic abuse and older women: exploring the opportunities for service development and care delivery

Julie McGarry, Christine Simpson

The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of domestic abuse on the health and lives of older women.


Perpetrators of abuse against older women: a multi‐national study in Europe

Liesbeth De Donder, Gert Lang, Minna‐Liisa Luoma, Bridget Penhale, José Ferreira Alves, Ilona Tamutiene, Ana J. Santos, Mira Koivusilta, Edith Enzenhofer, Sirkka Perttu, Tiina Savola, Dominique Verté

This article aims to explore the perpetrators of abuse among older women living in the community. The study examines whether differences between the perpetrators of…

Responding to victims of abuse in later life in the United States

Bonnie Brandl, Linda Dawson

Millions of older adults in the USA are being abused, neglected, and exploited. Older victims who are abused by a spouse, partner, family member, or caregiver experience…


The Breaking the Taboo projects – raising awareness of, and training staff in, community health and care services on violence against older women within families

Charlotte Strümpel, Cornelia Hackl

Violence and abuse often occur within the immediate family. However, violence against older women in families is still a taboo topic and professionals who work in…

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