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What is the etiology of elder abuse?

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Mayanne Chu
4 August 2021
What is the etiology of elder abuse?

What is the etiology of elder abuse?

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Sammy Wong
4 August 2021

You’re welcome.

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Mayanne Chu
4 August 2021

Thanks a lot.

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Sammy Wong
4 August 2021

Many factors have been discussed to interpret the origins of this phenomenon. The etiology of abuse is multifactorial. Some factors are related to older persons themselves, and a considerable number of features have been described: cognitive impairment, behavioral problems, psychiatric illness, psychological problems, functional dependency, poor physical health or frailty, low income or wealth, trauma or past abuse and ethnicity. Other factors depend on the perpetrator and include caregiver burden or stress and psychiatric illness or psychological problems. And some factors are more environmental, such as problematic interpersonal relationships or family disharmony and low social support. Nonetheless, there is no consensus on this subject, and the emphasis of authors commenting on the issue of ageism is placed on environmental causes, specifically on the social attitudes, rather than the interpersonal difficulties.

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