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An ethical perspective on institutional abuse of older adults

  • Jane Garner (a1) and Sandra Evans (a2)
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Old age psychiatrists and their teams have a particular responsibility in the identification and prevention of elder abuse and in carefully examining the factors that foster ‘the corruption of care (Wardhaugh & Wilding, 1993).

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An ethical perspective on institutional abuse of older adults

  • Jane Garner (a1) and Sandra Evans (a2)
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