Much work remains to be done in the field of elder abuse research. The following publications summarize prominent elder abuse researchers’ recommendations for future research inquiries:
- Practitioners’ Views on Elder Mistreatment Research Priorities: Recommendations from a Research-to-Practice Consensus Conference Pillemer, K, Breckman, R, Sweeney, C., Brownell, P, Fulmer, T, Berman, J, et al. (2011). Practitioners’ views on elder mistreatment research priorities: Recommendations from a research-to-practice consensus conference. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 23(2), 115-126
- Meeting on Research Issues in Elder Mistreatment and Abuse and Financial Fraud (PDF): This report documents a meeting of leading experts on elder mistreatment (EM) held jointly by the National Institute on Aging and the National Academy of Sciences on June 22, 2010. The meeting was called to summarize the state-of-the-science in EM, identify gaps in knowledge, and elaborate upon the types of work needed to advance the science since the National Research Council’s 2003 landmark publication Elder Mistreatment: Abuse Neglect and Exploitation in an Aging America.
- Research Agenda on Abuse of Older Persons and Adults with Disabilities by Rosalie S. Wolf, Ph.D. (PDF, 83KB)