This article describes how abuse and neglect of the elderly was made an issue for research in a Nordic perspective.
The Council of Nordic Ministers funded a cooperation between Nordic researchers on the issue of abuse of the elderly, based on a Norwegian initiative in 1988.
The aim was to establish a base of knowledge in order to recommend social and political measures for each country.
The researchers were chosen from the disciplines of social work, social anthropology, sociology, nursing sciences and medicine.
Interested researchers were hard to find in Iceland and Denmark.
Important results are on a theoretical level the discussion and perspectives on the definition of « family », « violence » and « elderly ».
Mots-clés Pascal : Vieillard, Homme, Milieu familial, Victimologie, Violence, Politique sociale, Pays Scandinaves, Europe, Coopération, Prévention
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Elderly, Human, Family environment, Victimology, Violence, Social policy, Scandinavia, Europe, Cooperation, Prevention
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
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Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.