Mistreatment versus bullying: How to tell them apart
Seniors can be targets of both bullying and mistreatment—but how do you tell the difference?
Bullying can occur in any type of relationship, be it between neighbours in the same senior residence or between participants in the same dance class. Mistreatment, on the other hand, always takes place in a relationship of trust, like between an elderly person and a caregiver or healthcare professional.
Sarita Israel, Coordinator of Leading Practices for the Prevention of Older Adult Mistreatment, CREGÉS, CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
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