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

Citation
Bowes A, Avan G & Macintosh S (2012) Cultural diversity and the mistreatment of older people in black and minority ethnic communities: some implications for service provision. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 24 (3), pp. 251-74. https://doi.org/10.1080/08946566.2011.653319

Abstract
Previous research on mistreatment of older people in black and minority ethnic communities has identified limited service responses and the need to consider mistreatment as an issue not only for individuals but also for families, communities, and institutions. The impact of cultural factors on understandings, experiences, and remedies for mistreatment has been debated. Drawing on empirical research in the United Kingdom involving service providers and ethnically-diverse community members, the article explores implications of cultural variation for service provision. Clear gaps exist between service provision and people experiencing mistreatment due to structural and contextual factors; cultural factors have a relatively minor impact.

Keywords
older people; black and minority ethnic; elder mistreatment; elder abuse; culture

Journal
Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect: Volume 24, Issue 3

StatusPublished
Author(s)Bowes, Alison; Avan, Ghizala; Macintosh, Sherry
Publication date31/07/2012
PublisherTaylor and Francis
ISSN0894-6566
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