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abuse and neglect of older adults [1 record]

Record 1 2013-09-16

English

Subject field(s)
  • Sociology of Old Age
  • Sociology of the Family
  • Social Problems
DEF

... any act of commission or omission which results in harm to the elderly individual, and is not restricted to physical harm, but includes financial, psychological and social abuse.

OBS

There is, at present, no consensus regarding the definition of elder abuse, and efforts to define this term accurately have met with little success. The definition encompasses the many aspects of elder abuse.

OBS

Although "elder abuse and neglect" is the exact term for this type of family violence, for reasons of simplicity "elder abuse" is frequently used.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Sociologie de la vieillesse
  • Sociologie de la famille
  • Problèmes sociaux
DEF

Tout acte ou comportement posé par un membre de la famille ou par un fournisseur de soins à titre officiel ou non, qui a pour effet de causer du tort à la personne âgée sur le plan physique ou mental ou d'occasionner de la négligence à son égard.

OBS

Présentement, il n'existe aucune définition normalisée. Voici une définition générale qui comprend les genres de violences exercées envers les personnes âgées.

OBS

Malgré l'usage fréquent du terme «abus», il est à éviter car c'est un anglicisme.

Spanish

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