Mary Cox, Safeguarding Advisor for Age UK will be speaking at the British Geriatrics Society Autumn conference in November 2013. Her work involves helping older people, their family, carers, and professionals to prevent and stop abuse. Her presentation will include narratives that demonstrate the dilemmas of speaking out about abuse and the impact harm has on people’s lives.
Adults suffer abuse when their human or civil rights are breached.
The absolute human right ‘not to be tortured or treated in an inhuman or degrading way’ should be promoted by us all and be reflected in the quality of the services we provide. It is Important that we enable people to have control over their own lives, treat them with dignity, support them to have the best physical and mental health possible, and facilitate their financial security. Continue reading
Posted in Campaigns, Care homes, Ethics and Law |
Tagged abuse, Age, ageism, AgeUK, Agism, care, Care homes, Elder Abuse, Ethics, Geriatrics, Health, Human Rights |
The May 2013 issue of Age and Ageing, the journal of the British Geriatrics Society is out now.
with editorials, research papers, reviews, short reports, case reports book reviews and more. Hot topics this issue include: full table of contents is available here,
Pathogenesis and management of osteoarthritis
Risk factors for abuse in older people
The cost of stroke in Ireland
Preventing iatrogenic illness
Quality of life with advancing age
The Editor’s View article can be read
This issue’s free and open access paper are:
Posted in A&A journal, Cardiovascular, Community Care, Orthogeriatrics, Research |
Tagged abuse, Age, Cardiovascular, care, Community Care, Geriatrics, Health, iatrogenics, independent living, osteoarthritis, Pathogenesis, quality of life, Research, sarcopenia |