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Life Experiences of Abused Elderly in Geriatric Care in Iasi, Romania. A Qualitative Study

Aliona Dronic (), Ovidiu Gavrilovici (), Elena Cazacu, Lacramioara Cojocaru and Magdalena Roxana Necula
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Aliona Dronic: Program director and psychologist at Psiterra Association in Iasi, Romania
Ovidiu Gavrilovici: Associate professor at “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Department of Psychology, Romania
Elena Cazacu: Psychologist at Psiterra Association
Lacramioara Cojocaru: Psychologist at Psiterra Association
Magdalena Roxana Necula: Psychologist at Psiterra Association

Revista romaneasca pentru educatie multidimensionala - Journal for Multidimensional Education, 2016, vol. 8, issue 1, pages 69-90

Abstract: This qualitative study focused on the life experiences of abused elderly in geriatric care in a Iasi hospital, in Romania. A total of 13 (9 women and 4 men) patients were involved in a complimentary, multidisciplinary psycho-social service after been screened for abuse using EASI © (Yaffe et al., 2008). Through thematic network analysis, the texts from the interviews revealed three global themes: 1) the abuse undermines the dignity, 2) the need to find meaning to the lived experience and, 3) the strategies of maintaining dignity. This is the first qualitative study of hospitalized elderly having an experience of abuse in Romania.

Keywords: life experiences; abused elderly; geriatric care; qualitative study. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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