Conclusion

Advances in understanding the nature of elder abuse will necessitate examining the problem from many perspectives. Not only must distinctions be made among the various types of elder abuse, but more attention must be paid to differences based on gender, race, culture, relationships, and circumstances. The growing interest in the problem among social scientists and medical personnel all over the world is important. The results of their efforts should be very constructive in building the theoretical and empirical base for successful treatment and prevention programs.

ROSALIE S. WOLF (1 995) REVISED BY GEORGIA J. ANETZBERGER

SEE ALSO: Aging and the Aged: Old Age; Dementia; Harm; Long-Term Care; and other Abuse, Interpersonalsubentries

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