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BMJ Editorial | Elder abuse in the UK: out of the shadows and on to the agenda

Yesterday the British Medical Journal (BMJ) published an editorial by Carolyn Stephens (Honorary Professor of Global Health UCL Bartlett Development Planning Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London) and colleagues.

In Elder abuse in the UK: out of the shadows and on to the agenda Stephens and colleagues make the argument that proposed changes to UK law risk substantially increasing financial abuse of older people. Plans by the Law Commission and the Ministry of Justice to modernise marriage law and Lasting Powers of Attorney aim to make procedures simpler and easier and both include limited safeguards.

Stephens and colleagues also explore

  • the key role for primary care & role of health professionals
  • UK policy changes – and challenges

Do take a few minutes to read it.

Elder abuse in the UK: out of the shadows and on to the agenda | The BMJ


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