Distributor:  Terra Nova Films
Length:  43 minutes
Date:  1990
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
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Elder Abuse: Five Case Studies

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Candid accounts from victims of elder abuse.

Elder Abuse: Five Case Studies

Thousands of older Americans are subjected to physical and emotional abuse by a spouse or adult child. In this video, the candid accounts of sufferers offer insights into the ambivalent feelings of older abuse victims as they try to find safety, and relief from their pain. Through their struggle, we also see a variety of interventions that can help to stop abuse, including counseling, shelters, supportive services, and legal action. This video is an outstanding tool for training nurses, therapists, and social workers and for alerting students to the complexities involved in elder abuse cases.

Does an excellent job of portraying the broad spectrum of older adults who struggle with this issue, while still presenting the complexities that aging may bring." Margaret Abrams, Elder Abuse Prevention Program, Denver, Colorado

"This documentary provided a tremendous affective experience for our students who are just becoming aware of elder abuse." Lois Roelofs, RN, MS Assistant Professor of Nursing, Trinity Christian College

Awards & Conference Screenings
American Society on Aging Conference


Main credits

Vanden Bosch, James (film producer)
Vanden Bosch, James (film director)
Vanden Bosch, James (film editor)

Other credits

Camera, Maryse Alberti [and 3 others]; editors, James Vanden Bosch, Jim Riemersma.

Distributor credits

By Jim Vanden Bosch

Docuseek2 subjects

Aging and Geriatrics
Domestic Abuse

Distributor subjects

No distributor subjects provided.


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