Self-Neglect in Older Adults: A Global, Evidence-Based Resource for Nurses and Other Health Care Providers

Publication Year: 2017

Edition: 1st Ed.

Authors/Editor: Day, Mary Rose; McCarthy, Geraldine; Fitzpatrick, Joyce J.

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 978-0-82-614082-1

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 82

Doody Core Title:

  • Score: 2.3 (Geriatrics)
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This authoritative resource provides nurses and other health care professionals with a comprehensive overview and analysis of self-neglect in older adults. With an aging global population, self-neglect is emerging as a complex problem that crosses multiple disciplines of health and social care. Characterized by a harmful inattention to health and hygiene, self-neglect manifests in a variety of ways that health care professionals around the world need to be able to recognize and manage.

The only text with the latest analysis of theoretical perspectives, research, and evidence from global leaders in the field, this book tackles the interdisciplinary problem of self-neglect to deliver current professional practice tools and clinical practice interventions. Replete with case studies that examine the ethical, legal, and medical issues of self-neglect, the content is immediately applicable to researchers and clinicians. An extensive list of contributors from the United States, Ireland, England, Scotland, Australia, Israel, and Canada includes respected researchers, practitioners, and academics from multiple health and social care disciplines who have played a critical role in advancing research, public awareness, and policy on self-neglect.

Key Features:

  • Delivers multifaceted, cutting-edge information on self-neglect in older adults for nurses and related health care professionals
  • Addresses theory, research, evidence, assessment and measurement, and clinical practice interventions
  • Includes practical applications, case studies, and illustrations in each chapter
  • Authored by an international panel of authoritative leaders in gerontology
  • Provides debate and discussion on self-neglect that will promote further inquiry and research


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Day, Mary Rose; McCarthy, Geraldine; Fitzpatrick, Joyce J.
ISBN: 978-0-82-614082-1
Language: English
Edition: 1st Ed.
Pages: 400
Year: 2017
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 82

Doody Core Title:
  • 2.3 (Geriatrics)

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