Intentional Self harm by a Victim of Elder Abuse

Nayak, Vinod C and Bakkannavar, Shankar M and Kumar, Pradeep G and Sharma, Somshekhar (2014) Intentional Self harm by a Victim of Elder Abuse. Journal of Karnataka Medico-Legal Society, 23 (2). pp. 34-36. ISSN 0972-0839

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The number of elders is increasing in developing world. Today, the ageing scenario in India is that there are 77 million elder persons in India, and the number is growing. But old age has never been a problem for India where a value based, joint family system is supposed to prevail. Indian culture is respectful and supportive of elders. Hence elder abuse has never been considered as a problem in India and has always been thought of as a problem of west. But as the India is growing old, the cases of elder abuse are rising due to fast pace of modernization that has been taking place and the challenged coping capacities of the younger generation and elder members of the family.We Report a case of an elder abuse wherein an elderly man ill-treated by family members, got disgusted in life and committed suicide

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ageing scenario; Elder abuse; Joint family; Indian culture
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2014 04:56
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2015 10:38

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