Elder Abuse Theory

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Theory and the Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes Phenomenon
Introduction
There is no agreed upon or standard conception of what a theory is. As a result, there are different views of what a theory is and there is a variety of types of theories. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to discuss the nature and types of theory, compare and contrast at least three views of what constitutes a theory, the relationship between theory and research, and to discuss a theory directly related to quality of care in nursing homes.
Literature Review
The study conducted by Anetzberger (2012) analyzed a variety of studies pertaining to elder abuse since 2000. In addition, the author suggested how the findings of these studies impacted the understanding of
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The study methodology used was an ethnographic design. The study participants were 15 residents located in four nursing homes. The data instrument used was observation and in-depth interviews. The study findings showed that the resident’s perspective of quality of care in the nursing home depended on whether or not the resident’s needs or expectations were met or not. The study was theoretically grounded using Donnabedian’s quality framework. The study limitation is that the results may not be generalizable to nursing homes outside of …show more content…
The study method used was the qualitative method and the data collection was cases of elder physical abuse and mandatory reporting violations from the Medicaid Fraud Reports. The study participants are the physical abuse cases and the mandatory reporting violations that were found in the Medicaid Fraud Report, which consisted of 337 elder physical abuse cases and 46 mandatory reporting violations. The study findings determined that administrators and the directors were the common perpetrators on failing to report the cases of abuse. In addition, the study findings determined that a fine was the most common consequence given to individuals that failed to report cases of elder abuse. Furthermore, the study findings showed that nursing aides were the most commonly prosecuted for elder abuse in nursing homes. The study findings are theoretically grounded using the deterrence theory, conflict theory, and the subcultural

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