Psycho-emotional Consequences of Hospitalized Elder Abuse from Older Patients’ Perspective
Zeinab Naderi 1 2, Sakineh Gholamzadeh 3 * , Ladan Zarshenas 3, Abbas Ebadi 4 5
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1 Student Research Committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IRAN
2 Department of Nursing, Sirjan School of Medical Sciences, Sirjan, IRAN
3 Community Based Psychiatric Care Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IRAN
4 Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Life Style Institute, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IRAN
5 Faculty of Nursing, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IRAN
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Abstract

Introduction and Objective: The present study aimed to identify and describe psycho-emotional consequences of hospitalized elder abuse from older patients’ views.
Methods: An inductive qualitative content analysis research was conducted at various wards of six educational hospitals affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. A total of 16 elderly patients aged 60 years and older were selected using purposive sampling and data gathering was done using semi-structured, individual interviews. The data were analyzed using the qualitative content analysis method proposed by Elo and Kyngas (2008).
Results: The Psycho-emotional consequences of hospitalized elder abuse were reflected in three main categories, namely feeling of insecurity, aggression, and learned helplessness.
Conclusion: Hospitalized elder abuse could be accompanied with immediate Psycho-emotional consequences, such as feeling of insecurity and aggression, as well as persistent and long-term consequences, such as helplessness. Thus, monitoring and training the healthcare staff and raising their awareness regarding consequences of hospitalized elder abuse are necessary to prevent this phenomenon.

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https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/7811

Electron J Gen Med, 2020 - Volume 17 Issue 2, Article No: em194

Publication date: 15 Feb 2020

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