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Enfermería Global

On-line version ISSN 1695-6141


MARTINEZ GALDAME, H.G.  and  ZEPEDA GONZALEZ, M.I.. House calls as a tool for the detection of elder abuse. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2009, n.17. ISSN 1695-6141.

The violence towards the elderly is a problem that requires the sensitivity from the health team to be noticed. A fundamental tool for the detection of this phenomenon within the primary health care, are house calls, because they allow a comprehensive evaluation of de user, his/her family and/or carers, taking into consideration the physical, social, financial and psychological aspects, that may influence his/her health and become risk factors for the violence to take place. This evaluation makes possible to survey the phenomenon and carry out the necessary interventions with a bioethical perspective to allow putting into practice every one of its principles as in psychological violence and in sexual, physical and financial violence. An effective survey provides the possibility to improve the quality of life of the elderly under our assistance.

Keywords : Elderly; Domestic violence; House call.

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