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Cultural diversity and the mistreatment of older people in black and minority ethnic communities: some implications for service provision

 

Author(s)Bowes, Alison, Avin, Ghizala and Sherry Bien Macintosh
Title Cultural diversity and the mistreatment of older people in black and minority ethnic communities: some implications for service provision
Source Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 2012, Vol. 24, Issue 3, pp 251-274
Date 2012
Document type Journal article
Coverage United Kingdom
Summary This article examines the mistreatment of older people in black and minority ethnic (BME) communities, looking at the understanding of service providers and the experiences of abused older people. The complexity of issues that have been identified by researchers including the effect of cultural factors on abuse and gaps between perceptions of abuse and service responses is discussed. For this study the authors conducted qualitative interviews with service providers and with individuals from a wide range of BME communities. Differences between service providers based in BME communities and mainstream providers were discussed in detail. Implications for good practice were identified from the research and a key recommendation was that mistreatment cases should be considered as involving the whole person within their family and community context
Keywords Elder abuse; domestic violence; ethnic; BME; mistreatment; cultural factors.
Topic Elder abuse