Influence Of Elder Abuse Based On Race And Race

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In society age, gender, color, race, and ethnicity usually has risk factors associated with just those words alone. However, in elder abuse the descriptive words such as ethnicity and race has little to no effect on the one being abused (Hernandez-Tejada, Amstadter, Muzzy, & Acierno, 2013). The study of 5,777 participants in a weighted sample, which was given in English and Spanish. The types of abuse was emotional, physical, and sexual abuse ( Hernandez-Tejada, et al., 2013) In their study, to identify what factors were predictive to elder abuse based on race and enthicity observed that abuse in Non-White older adults was physical abuse. However, when the solo trait was contrasted with other studies it was not supported to be reason as to why abuse takes place. Other modifiable factors such as support and health in conjunction with race or ethnicity contributes as a whole to abuse (Hernandez-Tejada, Amstadter, Muzzy, and Acierno, 2013). Several studies show that the abuse caused by the adult child on the older adult has a strong correlation with social relationships among one another, with people outside the family and the social isolation of the abused elderly (von Heydrich, Schiamberg, and Chee, 2012). There is limited or no social support systems for the older adult or the child caregiver. One way of looking at social isolation is viewed that the caregiver is using the isolation as a weapon against the abused elderly. With isolation enforced then it prevents outsiders

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