Episode 257 - Jodie Bargeron: Childhood and Mid-Life Antecedents of Adult Self-Neglect

Monday, February 11, 2019, 9:16:22 AM

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In this podcast, our guest Jodie Bargeron describes progressive frameworks that have shaped self-neglect (SN) research - specifically, whether SN is an old age phenomenon or life course issue, and the difference between intentional versus unintentional SN. She discusses her research pertaining to whether Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), intrusive parenting, and/or self-control are related to SN among both elderly and non-elderly adults. The episode concludes by stressing the need for social workers to treat SN from a life course perspective, and to consider the use attachment-based therapy to adequately address these behaviors and avoid adverse consequences.

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Average Rating: 5stars  so close to home.., Wednesday, February 13, 2019

By M... :

As an adult under 65 and struggling through the aftermath of a sudden illness, this has been highly enlightening. Particularly the connection to maternal punishment. Light has been she on many things I could not have seen prior. Thank you so much for your dedication and continued work in this field.

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Average Rating: 5stars  very interesting perspective on an important issue!, Monday, February 11, 2019

By Diana :

I really enjoyed your take on self-neglect, and I would definitely agree that this is a life-span phenomenon as anyone can avoid, either passively or actively, engaging in self-care. I think I mirrored your reaction of surprise to the significance of maternal punishment as an independent variable. This attachment-based variable is not one that you would expect to have such a powerful, long-term effect in late adulthood. It's amazing that you even thought to include such attachment-based measures! I do not think I would have considered attachment theory in regards to an elderly population, so well done!

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