Framing the detection of financial elder abuse as bystander intervention: Decision cues, pathways to detection and barriers to action.

M. L. Gilhooly, Deborah Cairns, P. Harries, Kenneth Gilhooly, E. Notley

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explore the detection and prevention of elder financial abuse through the lens of a “professional bystander intervention model”. The authors were interested in the decision cues that raise suspicions of financial abuse, how such abuse comes to the attention of professionals who do not have a statutory responsibility for safeguarding older adults, and the barriers to intervention
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-68
JournalJournal of Adult Protection
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • elder financial abuse
  • bystander effect

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