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Abuse & Neglect Elderly Essay

  • Submitted by: trisha08
  • on November 17, 2013
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 3,061 words

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ABUSE & NEGLECT OF ELDERLY
1) INTRODUCTION Elder abuse is relatively new phenomenon that has remained a h i d d e n a n d t a b o o s u b j e c t t h r o u g h o u t h i s t o r y, n o t o n l y i n S o u t h A f r i c a b u t g l o b a l l y. I t i s r a p i d l y g r o w i n g a s a s o c i a l p r o b l e m . T h e problem of elder abuse remains hidden behind the non disclosure o f f a m i l y i n c i d e n t s a n d i n s t i t u t i o n a l i n c i d e n t s . ( Wo l f , 1 9 9 2 ) According to Beaulieu and Blanger (1995) elder abuse is a very c o m p l e x i s s u e w i t h d i v e r s e d e f i n i t i o n s , t yp e s a n d n a m e s , h a s b e e n v e r y s l o w t o c a p t u r e t h e p u b l i c e ye a n d p u b l i c p o l i c y. I t i s m a n i f e s t e d a t m a n y l e v e l s i n c l u d i n g p h ys i c a l , p s yc h o l o g i c a l , legal and social levels and requires the involvement of different t yp e s o f p r o f e s s i o n a l s . E l d e r a b u s e o c c u r s a c r o s s a l l e c o n o m i c , ethnic, religious, gender and cultural groups. South Africa has an extremely high number of elderly people, it i s d u e t o t h e f a c t t h a t t h e n e w g e n e r a t i o n o f yo u n g p e o p l e h a s g o t aids which altered the age structure of populations mostly affected by aids. More and more elderly people are taking on the role as caregiver and financial supporter. Because of this elderly p e o p l e g e t a b u s e d e m o t i o n a l l y a n d p h y s i c a l l y. In this article I will discuss the nature and extent of elderl y abuse in South Africa. 2) DEFINIT ION OF KEY CONCEPT 2.1) ELDERLY ABUSE Elder abuse is a general term used to describe harmful acts t o w a r d a n e l d e r l y a d u l t , s u c h a s p h ys i c a l a b u s e , s e x u a l a b u s e , e m o t i o n a l o r p s yc h o l o g i c a l a b u s e , f i n a n c i a l e x p l o i t a t i o n , a n d neglect, including self -neglect. 3) NATURE AND EXTENT OF...

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