The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 6 Issue 4

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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Refugees and asylum seekers as a group at risk of adult abuse

Lucy Williams

This paper aims to raise awareness of the vulnerability of some refugees to various forms of abuse. It will relate the forms of abuse described in No Secrets to the…

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

Jane Garner

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…

Learning from Rowan ward ‐ developing an audit tool to improve the systems and processes for quality of care and safety of service users

Tom Butler

A report by the Commission for Health Improvement into alleged poor care provided the stimulus for the development of an audit tool in a strategic health authority to…

Avoiding systemic neglect and abuse in older people's inpatient mental health care settings

Phil Minshull

Can models be set in place to prevent neglect and abuse in inpatient settings from becoming systemic? This article suggests that they can, and describes how the…

Another view of Rowan ward

David Jolley

The Commision for Health Improvement report on Rowan ward made for disturbing reading. But until recently the building where the abuse documented in the report took place…

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  • Dr Bridget Penhale
  • Dr Margaret Flynn