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Gholipour F, Khalili Z, Abbasian M. Definitions and Theories of Elder Abuse. Elderly Health Journal. 2020; 6 (2) :140-145
URL: http://ehj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-200-en.html
Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran , khalili.nurse@gmail.com
Keywords: Theory, Elder Abuse, Aged
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Definitions and Theories of Elder Abuse
 
Fardaneh Gholipour 1, Zahra Khalili *2, Mehdi Abbasian 3
 
  1. Department of Nursing, Khalkhal Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil, Iran
  2. Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran
  3. Department of Health Education and Promotion, Faculty of Health, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

Article history
Received 11 Aug 2020
Accepted 8 Dec 2020

A B S T R A C T
Old age is one of the most crucial stages of human development that encompasses the dynamics of biological processes, perception, growth and development and maturity, as a natural process of life. The elderly as one of the vulnerable groups, they face different biological, psychological and social needs. As the population gets older, the elderly will need more support in their daily activities, and these will put more pressure on family members. Failure of families to take care of the elderly as well as specific social conditions such as urbanization, modernization, change in traditional values, contradiction of the new and old generation value system, and failure to accept care of an elderly family enables the family to fulfill its role and duties. In such circumstances,