Essay on Elder Abuse and Mistreatment

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Elder Abuse and Mistreatment Introduction Elder abuse and mistreatment is a many-sided social problem in the modern society, as it touches such spheres as health care, social services rendering, socio-economic protection and observance of human rights. The elderly are the most vulnerable social group due to their age, low capacity for work and competitiveness on the labor market or serious illnesses. During the previous century level of their social protection has been increasing owing to approval of international social standards and signing of international conventions. Social workers should not only prevent development of these phenomena, but consider them from scientific point of view. Efficient…show more content…
According to Eileen Gambrill, an objective data collection and assessment together with workers’ personal skills stipulate positive results of the study. Successful evidence-based practice (EBP) must be based upon reliable information collected and sorted out as to distinctive variables. “EBP encourages the integration of research and practice, for example, by highlighting the importance of clinicians’ critically appraising research reviews and developing a technology to help them to do so.” (Gambrill, 2007) Evidence-based practitioners deal with a cross-discipline context, as their sphere of work is connected with social welfare, education, health care system, philosophy of science and technology. To achieve success social workers must find common language with the group under their charge. All complaints and requests should be carefully structured and analyzed to distinguish mechanisms of abuse and mistreatment. In this case, a quantitative descriptive study offered by DiFranks shows how belief and behavior scores of NASW workers impact efficiency of such social projects. 500 NASW workers throughout the USA were participated in the study. The main purpose was to estimate how values of Code of Ethics form the workers’ belief and behavior patterns. Professional Opinions Scale (POS) was a built on four NASW values such as self-determination, equality of resources distribution, confidentiality
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