The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 16 Issue 4

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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An exploration of service responses to domestic abuse among older people: findings from one region of the UK

Julie McGarry, Christine Simpson, Kathryn Hinsliff-Smith

Domestic abuse continues to be largely hidden phenomenon. For older survivors this invisibility is further compounded by conceptual confusion surrounding domestic abuse…


The impact of psychological abuse on somatic symptoms: a study of older persons aged 60-84 years

Joaquim Jorge Fernandes Soares, Eija Viitasara, Gloria Macassa, Maria Gabriella Melchiorre, Mindaugas Stankunas, Jutta Lindert, Henrique Barros, Elisabeth Ioannidi-Kapolou, Francisco Torres-González

The purpose of this paper is to examine differences in the experience of somatic symptoms by domain (exhaustion, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, heart distress) between…

Handle with care: providing pre-trial therapy for adults with learning disabilities

Clare Le Roux, Mandy Leach

The purpose of this paper is to highlight the provision of therapy for witnesses who have a learning disability prior to and following a criminal trial. Authors will…

Battered and shattered: will they get justice? A study of domestic violence against women in India based on National Family Health Survey, 2005

Shubhasheesh Bhattacharya, Sonali Bhattacharya

The purpose of this paper is to determine the type and severity of domestic violence faced by Indian women. An attempt has also been made to analyze and interpret…

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