Friday, April 23, 2021

New Research Briefs from NCEA

The National Center on Elder Abuse has released two new research briefs.  First, Mistreatment of Chinese Elders offers these takeaways;

  • Despite being referred to as the “model minority”, elder abuse is prevalent in the Chinese community.
  • Core values of filial piety and family harmony profoundly shape the response to elder mistreatment among this population.
  • Definitions of psychological abuse and financial exploitation in the Chinese community are unique compared to other populations.
  • Experiences of immigration and acculturation shape an older Chinese immigrant’s experience of elder mistreatment.
  • Intervention recommendations include involving family members in educational/support programs, improving communication between elders and adult children, emphasizing traditional cultural values, and increasing care and support for victims, especially women.

After discussing a number of factors, the research brief offers tips for working with the victims and adding to the body of research.

The next research brief, Mistreatment of Korean Elders , offers these takeaways:

  • Filial piety, family harmony, and patriarchal values profoundly shape the response to elder mistreatment in the Korean community.
  • Definitions of psychological abuse and financial exploitation among Korean elders are unique compared to other populations
  • Immigration and acculturation experiences shape an older Korean’s experience of elder mistreatment.
  • Korean elders are less likely to seek outside help or disclose family problems.
  • Promising intervention strategies include providing educational information on financial abuse, improving communication between elders and adult children, involving indigenous healthcare providers and religious leaders in elder abuse education, and increasing help-seeking behaviors.

After the discussion of the issues, the research brief offers tips for working with Korean elders and adding to the body of research.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/2021/04/new-research-briefs-from-ncea.html

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