Topic: Violence and abuse

Abuse and violence against the elderly

Qualitative study of the life situation of the elderly in daily life, with special focus on experiences of violence and abuse.

2010 This project has been completed 2012

Project Members

  • Jonassen, Wenche

Main objective

The study will provide input for the topics of a larger study on violence and abuse of the elderly.


Interviews with 30 elderly people who have been exposed to gross infringements, violence and abuse, and who have been assisted by Protection for the Elderly in Oslo or Bærum.

The collection of materials will take place during spring and autumn 2011.


Jonassen, W., & Sandmoe, A. (2012). Overgrep mot eldre i Norge – erfaringer og løsningsstrategier [Elder abuse in Norway – experiences and strategic solutions] Norwegian only. Oslo: Nasjonalt kunnskapssenter om vold og traumatisk stress. (Rapport 3/2012).