Introduction: What Is Known About elder abuse
elder abuse occurs at an alarming rate: around one million incidences a year and perhaps more due to under-reporting and inconsistencies in defining what constitutes … occurs at an alarming rate: around one million incidences a year and perhaps more due to under-reporting and inconsistencies in defining what constitutes elder abuse (Falk, Baigis, Kopac, et al., 2012). Roberto (2016) estimates as many as one in every ten American elder experience some kind of abuse. Unfortunately, “there is no uniform term or agreed-upon definition used among state governments, researchers, health care and service providers, and advocates,” (Roberto, 2016, … providers, and advocates,” (Roberto, 2016, p. 302). Cultural and religious diversity further impedes the evolution of a comprehensive and universally applicable definition of elder abuse, in spite of the fact that some forms of abuse and certain instances can be considered unequivocal (Saghafi, Bahramnezhad, Poormollamirza,……
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… for different reasons. Some are scared to leave. Others feel that they still love the person so to leave because they are being abuse would be wrong. Some see the abuse as a trade-off that comes with the security the person provides, such as money, shelter, etc. Sometimes there is a co-dependency and the … is a co-dependency and the person feels that life would not be any better without the person because there is going to be abuse in life no matter what. Women sometimes think they deserved it or that they made the person upset and that it was just … sometimes think they deserved it or that they made the person upset and that it was just for the man to beat or abuse them.
According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (2017), African American women are the most likely to suffer from abuse, as……
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… often goes ignored. For that reason ageism is a particularly problematic issue. Racism and sexism are often reported on but prejudice against the elder is not so commonly touched upon in society. For example, the current presidential candidate Joe Biden is often mocked on social media by … given more attention as there is a high degree of ageism in this country especially among young people who derogatorily refer to their elder as “boomers” and have no problem mocking the elder for what appears to them to be cognitive decline.
Historical, Political, Social, Economic and Cultural Factors Regarding Age
In older societies age was … decline.
Historical, Political, Social, Economic and Cultural Factors Regarding Age
In older societies age was revered and one was taught to respect one’s elder. This was the customary practice in both the East and the West. However, in the 20th century there was a……
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… fathers, leaders like Osagyefo (Victorious Warrior) Kwame Nkrumah (Ghana), Mwalimu (The Teacher) Julius Nyerere (Tanzania), le Grand Silly (Elephant) Sékou Touré (Guinea), Ngwazi (Great Lion) Kamuzu Banda (Malawi), and Mzee (Esteemed elder) Jomo Kenyatta (Kenya)” (p. 472). These leaders’ mythologies were established, moreover, by nationalist movements—not necessarily by a yearning growing out of customary and … that he/she sends money back to Africa to support their family. Another aspect of this customary practice is respecting and caring for the elder. The aged are held in high esteem and social status. Caring for the elder is a natural and expected part of life and also has its roots in strong religious beliefs, securing the caregiver’s future, as when … a natural and expected part of life and also has its roots in strong religious beliefs, securing the caregiver’s future, as when the elder pass on, they would protect and prepare the caregiver’s place in the next life.
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elder Veterans and Health Care Services
The focus of my dissertation is toward the aged American population, particularly the elder veterans. I will be considering the type and quality of care they receive for the remainder of their old age. Currently, there are … the American space due to the steady incline of the aged American population.
Through the evaluation of certain tendencies within the group of elder veterans, intervention measures can be provided. Known risk-factors within this group include mental illnesses and war-related disabilities/amputations, which are potential triggers for suicidal … for suicidal behavior/tendency with increasing age (Reid, 2018). Also, there is an increasing sense of hopelessness associated with the care facilities/provisions for the elder American population. The concept of the American dream at that stage of life has significantly been altered and replaced with an uneasiness about … to rules and commands, values, etc. However, besides……
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