Vol. 3 No. 1 (2020): International Journal of Aging Research
Review Articles

VULNERABILITY FOR SELF-ADVOCATED VIOLENCE IN THIRD AGE: RISK FACTORS AGAINST LACK OF PROSPECTION

Isabele Caroline Santos Clemente 1*; Vivia Conceição da Silva 2; Priscila Ione Nunes dos Santos1; Vitória Alexandra da Silva Gregório1; Larissa Stephanie Mendonça Costa1; Aliny Laboher Cavalcante de Sales1
1Student at the São Miguel University Center, Nursing, Recife – PE; 2 Professor at São Miguel University Center, Nursing, Recife – PE.
Keywords
  • Suicide; Old man; Population-ageing.
How to Cite
Isabele Caroline Santos Clemente 1*; Vivia Conceição da Silva 2; Priscila Ione Nunes dos Santos1; Vitória Alexandra da Silva Gregório1; Larissa Stephanie Mendonça Costa1; Aliny Laboher Cavalcante de Sales1. (2020). VULNERABILITY FOR SELF-ADVOCATED VIOLENCE IN THIRD AGE: RISK FACTORS AGAINST LACK OF PROSPECTION. International Journal of Aging Research, 3(1), 56. https://doi.org/10.28933/ijoar-2020-01-1805

Abstract

Introduction: Population aging is a phenomenon that occurs on a global scale in developed countries. This process is characterized by a constant increase in life expectancy ².

Objectives: To analyze in the current literature aspects related to vulnerability to self-harm in the elderly, based on the sociodemographic profile and the relationship of psychic factors in order to point out effective means of prevention and prevention.

Methodology: This is an integrative literature review through the materials indexed in the Virtual Health Library Databases: LILACS, MEDLINE and BDENF, and the descriptors: Suicide, Elderly, Population aging. Finding 52 articles, of which only selected 10. Being LILACS (07), MEDLINE (02) and BDENF (01), respective percentages: 70%, 20%, 10%. Considering inclusion criteria: full text, publications from 2014 to 2019, Portuguese language and meeting the research theme. Results: Regarding the profile of the victims; most of them are male, aged between 60 – 70 years old, brown in color, poorly educated and economically inactive, retirees or pensioners ³.

Conclusion: The mobilization of people on the subject, including actions in education and health, prevention of reductions through harm reduction, along with approaches through social media that has had a positive impact on the decline of suicide cases in Brazil. It is important to break the taboos that permeate this theme. However, the result is the need for actions aimed at reaching the population in question aiming to outline intervention plans in crisis, including

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