Insights and Perspectives
Ms O’Neill discusses the historical colonial context of elder abuse […more]
Ms O’Neill discusses the historical colonial context of elder abuse, where poverty and racism continue to keep indigenous people from participating fully in the economy which leads to further poverty and trauma. The cycle of cradle-to-grave institutionalisation amongst indigenous people, she argues, leads to a vulnerability to elder abuse. Ms O’Neill argues that strategies must involve indigenous communities and take their particular needs into account.