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Anupama Datta

In: Discourses on Aging and Dying

Chapter 7: Socio-Ethical Issues in the Existing Paradigm of Care for the Older Persons: Emerging Challenges and Possible Responses

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Socio-Ethical Issues in the Existing Paradigm of Care for the Older Persons: Emerging Challenges and Possible Responses
Socio-ethical issues in the existing paradigm of care for the older persons: Emerging challenges and possible responses
AnupamaDatta
Introduction

‘Care’ is one of the fundamental United Nations’ principles that address older persons. The importance of care for the elderly is highlighted by this recognition by the world community. However, it is not easy to define and understand the dimensions of care. While care broadly encompasses concern, support and the art of nurturing, in the case of older persons, it is placed mainly in the context of family. Care is motivated by reciprocity and kinship obligations. Seen and understood in this context, it has significant implications for women in the family as ...

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