The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 21 Issue 2

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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Assessments of mental capacity: upholding the rights of the vulnerable or the misleading comfort of pseudo objectivity?

Jim Rogers, Lucy Bright

The purpose of this paper is to present findings from a research project which investigated the approaches of different groups of assessors to the mental capacity…

Fineman and vulnerability

Ian Cummins

The purpose of this paper is to argue that the work of the American feminist political and legal philosopher, Martha Fineman can be the basis for a shift away from the…


The relativity of theory: applying theories of social psychology to illuminate the causes of the abuse of older people in care homes

Steve Moore

Through the lens afforded by two theories drawn from the discipline of social psychology, the purpose of this paper is to explain the evident continuing abuse of adults at…

A concept analysis of poor care using Rodgers’ evolutionary cycle

Denise Shanahan

The purpose of this paper is to examine and explicate the concept of poor care by exploring what it is and what contributes to its occurrence in practice with a particular…

Quality procedures and complaints: nursing homes in Portugal

Ana Paula Gil

In most European countries there is a range of quality control system mechanisms, however, poor quality and institutional violence can be found in the residential sector…

Exploring primary care responses to domestic violence and abuse (DVA): operationalisation of a national initiative

Julie McGarry, Basharat Hussain, Kim Watts

In the UK, the Identification and Referral to Improve Safety (IRIS) initiative has been developed for use within primary care to support women survivors of domestic…

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  • Dr Bridget Penhale
  • Dr Margaret Flynn