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dc.contributor.authorBlundell, Barbara
dc.contributor.authorWarren, Amy
dc.contributor.authorMoir, Emily
dc.description.abstractWritten protocols may guide staff responses to elder abuse. Their effectiveness is unclear, as protocols are generally unevaluated. This project aimed to review, evaluate, and update the Alliance for the Prevention of Elder Abuse: Western Australia’s 2013 Protocol. A critical literature review identified key features of elder abuse protocols. Three focus groups (N = 19), and an online survey (N = 44) examined the usefulness and effectiveness of the 2013 Protocol and identified improvements. Seventy percent of survey respondents (n = 31) were familiar with the Protocol; all found it useful. Suggested updates included: example policies and resources; screening tools, signs, indicators, and guided risk assessment; further direction and training for front-line workers; and information about issues for diverse and vulnerable groups. An updated Protocol was developed and will be supported by stakeholder education. Ongoing maintenance is required in a changing service context, and future versions could be online and include features to support responses.
dc.publisherRoutledge: Taylor & Francis Group
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Elder Abuse & Neglect
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStudies in Human Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsGeriatrics & Gerontology
dc.subject.keywordsElder abuse
dc.titleElder abuse protocols: identifying key features and establishing evidence for their use and effectiveness
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBlundell, B; Warren, A; Moir, E, Elder abuse protocols: identifying key features and establishing evidence for their use and effectiveness, Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect , 2020, 32 (2), pp. 134-151
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gro.griffith.authorMoir, Emily C.

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