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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/17675

Title: More than Wife Abuse that has Gone Old: A Conceptual Model for Violence Against the Aged in Canada and the US
Authors: Sev'er, Aysan
Keywords: violence against the elderly
Issue Date: 2009
Citation: Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 40 (2), 279-292.
Abstract: On December 16, 1991, the United Nations (UN) passed resolution 46/91 to encourage the governments of the world to incorporate principals of independence, participation, care, self-fulfillment, and dignity for their aging citizens. The goal was to ‘add life to the years that have been added to life’ due to improved hygiene, control of infectious diseases and reduction of premature deaths (Seniors Resource, 2005). Despite the UN call for dignity for all aging populations, one of the most perplexing crimes of our time is violence against the elderly. Although people at any age and within any life cycle may be subjected to abuse, the elderly (and very young children) are exceptionally vulnerable for abuse and violence. Moreover, the nature and consequences of abuse will be different depending on the stage of life one is at, again, negatively affecting the aged (and the young) disproportionately.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/17675
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