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ABSTRACTThis article reviews developments in the field of elder abuse and neglect since the publication of Elder Abuse and Neglect in Canada (1991). The arguments made here are twofold: first, we have no idea of the size and nature of the problem of abuse and neglect in the community or in institutions; second, we do not know how to solve these problems or their attendant issues that have been masked by rhetoric and the recycling of information for the past 20 years. It is time to move forward from the "awareness phase". What we must tackle in the future is as obvious now as 20 years ago. Our knowledge is incomplete (i.e., our glass remains half full) because we lack the type of investigations we most urgently need: prevalence studies in the community and institutions, serious theory development, and random clinical trials to test our interventions both socially and legally.
Institute for Life Course and Aging, University of Toronto.
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Name: Canadian journal on aging = La revue canadienne du vieillissement
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Emotional, nutritional, or physical maltreatment of the older person generally by family members or by institutional personnel.
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Abuse of children in a family, institutional, or other setting. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 1994)