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Adult Abuse, Neglect and Self-Neglect is an emerging field of study and interest in Canada, and with that comes a wealth of new research and information on adult abuse, neglect and self-neglect. Additionally, there is new research available in assessing for an adult's ability to make decisions with respect to that abuse.
The following references are suggested for further reading.
Brandl, B. (2002). From a web of Fear and Isolation to a Community Safety Net.
Cooney LM, Kennedy GJ, Hawkins KA. (2004) Who can stay at home? Assessing the capacity to choose to live in the community. Arch Int Med 2004;164:357-360
Donnelly, M. (1996). Financial and Personal Competency Assessments for British Columbia Seniors. B.C. Medical Journal, Vol. 38 (9) pp. 484 - 487.
Hightower, Jill , Smith, M.J. Greta, Hightower, Henry (2001). Silent and Invisible. A report on abuse and violence in the lives of older women in British Columbia and Yukon. B.C./Yukon Society of Transition Houses, Vancouver
Hightower, Jill & Smith M.J. (Greta), (2002). Silent and Invisible: What's Age Got To Do With It? A Handbook for Service Providers on Working with Abused Older Women in British Columbia and Yukon. B.C./Y Society of Transition Houses
Koszac, J.F., Elmslie, T., and Verdon, J. (1995). Epidemiological Perspectives on the Abuse and Neglect of Seniors: A Review of the National and International Research Literature. Abuse & Neglect of Older Canadians: Strategies for Change, editor MacClean, M., Canadian Association on Gerontology, Toronto
MacLean, Michael J. (1995). Abuse and Neglect of Older Canadians: Strategies for Change. Canadian Association on Gerontology. Thompson Educational Publishing Inc., Toronto
Madison, Wisconsin, 53703 -3041. National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life.
Reis, M. (2000). The IOA Screen: An abuse-alert measure that dispels myths. Generations , 24 (2), p. 14.
Teng, Evelyn Lee & Chang, Helena (1987). The Modified Mini-Mental State (3MS) Examination. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 48.8. August 1987.
Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence (1997) Developing Services for Older Abused Women, Madison, WI: Wisconsin Coalition Against Family Violence.