This study aims to define age discrimination concept and to assess the determinants and consequences. Within the extent of the study, current situation in the world and social and individual problems arising due to age discrimination in Turkey have been discussed. Suggestions for the problems are proposed. Aged individuals are defined as 65 and older people. Continuously increasing trend in the numbers of the aged population all over the world affects the social life and the health conditions of individuals negatively. The societies are not ready for this demographic change. Therefore, more older individuals are expected to become vulnerable over time. In this regard, understanding ageism and improving awareness on age discrimination is becoming more important. The international struggle to prevent ageism should be supported and policies produced at state level should be arranged in a way to increase the participation of older age in social life. Interaction among generations and positive attitudes towards old age should be improved in order to prevent the negative thoughts towards aging and older individuals.
|Konular||Halk ve Çevre Sağlığı|
: 12 Mart 2020
|Vancouver||Başpınar A , Şengelen M , Aslan D . HALK SAĞLIĞI BAKIŞ AÇISIYLA YAŞLI BİREYLERE YÖNELİK YAŞ AYRIMCILIĞI (AGEISM): KAVRAMSAL ÇERÇEVE VE ÖNLEME YAKLAŞIMLARI / AGEISM AGAINST ELDERLY INDIVIDUALS FROM PUBLIC HEALTH PERSPECTIVE: CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK AND PREVENTIVE APPROACHES. ESTÜDAM Halk Sağlığı Dergisi. 2020; 334-345.|