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Day M.;Leahy-Warren P.;McCarthy G.
2013
January
Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect
Perceptions and Views of Self-Neglect: A Client-Centered Perspective
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elder abuse services home environments older adult's perspective self-neglect
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Aging populations and chronic illness increase vulnerability of older people for self-neglect, which is a serious public health issue. Many referrals received by Elder Abuse Services (EAS) in Ireland are categorized as self-neglect. The aim of the research was to observe and describe the living circumstances of a purposive sample of eight older people who were deemed self-neglectful by senior case workers. An exploratory descriptive research design was used. The themes that emerged were early life experiences and lifestyle, disconnectivity, vulnerability, frugality, and service refusal. The majority of participants were content so decisions to live in this way must be respected. 2013 Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
0894-6566
10.1080/08946566.2012.712864
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