Financial abuse of older people: A case-study

Sarah Wendt, Dale Bagshaw, Lana Zannettino, Valerie Adams

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    This article presents a case study to illustrate the complexities of financial abuse of older people by their family members. It provides insights into why older people and social care professionals may not detect or define family member’s behaviour as abuse or feel discomfort in talking about it. The authors argue case studies can lead to new understandings about financial abuse that move beyond operational definitions to theoretical explanations that consider practices and outcomes of ageism and gender relations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)287-296
    Number of pages10
    JournalInternational Social Work
    Issue number2
    Early online date2015
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2015


    • Case study
    • elder abuse
    • family members
    • financial abuse
    • older people


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