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"Flying by the seat of our pants": Current processes to share best practices to deal with elder abuse

Author(s)Stolee, Paul, Loretta M Hiller, Maureen Etkin & Jordache McLeod
Title 'Flying by the seat of our pants': Current processes to share best practices to deal with elder abuse
Source Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect,2012, Vol 24, No 2, pp179-194
Date 2012
Document type Journal article
Coverage Canada
Summary The main aim of this study is to examine current processes used to identify and adopt best practices in service delivery relating to abuse in older adults. The authors conducted a literature review, internet search, survey of stakeholders and interviews with key informants. Organisations identified a number of processes and factors that they use to determine their method of service delivery, including cost-effectiveness, consultation and networking with key stakeholders, analysis of resources, research evidence and experience.One of the main themes discussed was the lack of evaluation and research on effective practices. The authors recommend developing a strategic direction that will promote building capacity for research and program evaluation. A second strategic direction, to build capacity for knowledge exchange among service providers around preventing, detecting and responding to the abuse of older adults, is also recommended.
Keywords Elder abuse; best practices; knowledge exchange; older adults

Elder abuse