Section: Ethics and Society
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García Castillo N, Pérez Fonollá MD. Reflexiones socio-sanitarias sobre el maltrato en la tercera edad. Metas de Enferm abr 2007; 10(3): 65-68
Nieves García Castillo, Mª Dolores Pérez Fonollá2
Diplomada Universitaria en Enfermería y Experta Universitaria en Gerontología Social, Diplomada Universitaria en Enfermería y Experta Universitaria en Gerontología Social2
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The ageing of the population in developed countries has began to pose a health and social problem that went practically unnoticed up until recently, such as in the case of maltreatment. The different definitions of maltreatment follow one same line; however, the important thing in this subject is to make it known to the different professional groups so maltreatment is approached in the right manner. The purpose of this paper is to show the current state of maltreatment specifically in the elderly. A bibliographic search was conducted with the aim of going deeper into the existing research studies on maltreatment in this age group. It transpires that the phenomenon of maltreatment in the elderly and research on this subject started relatively not long ago, and thus further research is needed on this subject. It is important to increase the populationís awareness on maltreatment prevention so as to increase the quality of life of our elderly.
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