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On Tuesday 21st February 2012 NCPOP held Seminar

'Identifying and making decisions about the presence of elder abuse'

Venue: Room B109/110, UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems, Health Sciences Centre, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4

Despite growing acceptance of the need for services to protect adults from abuse there remains considerable ambiguity about the basic concepts of abuse and vulnerability. This presentation reports on a Northern Ireland wide study of factors that influence professional decisions about abuse. Findings from systematic review and a survey of 190 social workers, nurses and other professional care managers will be used to describe the factors that influence recognition and reporting. The implications for policy and practice will be considered. 

Dr. Campbell trained as a social worker and has worked with adults in a range of service settings. He has extensive experience providing training on adult protection. Campbell is currently employed as a Research Officer in the South Eastern Trust. This role involves the promotion of research awareness and research activity among the social work and social care workforce. In addition to adult protection Campbell's research interests include learning disability, social work practice, decision making and service user perspectives. Campbell lives in Bangor with his wife, two daughters and a border collie.