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VIOLENCE AGAINST ELDERLY WOMEN

Ademara Aparecida de Oliveira, Carlos Alberto Lazarini, Maria José Sanches Marin, Miriam Fernanda Sanches Alarcon, Magali Aparecida Alves de Moraes, Elza de Fátima Ribeiro Higa

Resumo


Objective: To analyze the understanding of older women about violence in this age group.

Method: Qualitative research carried out between November 2021 and January 2022 with 40 women over 60 years old, attended in the Primary Health Care Network, in a medium-sized municipality in the interior of the state of São Paulo - Brazil. The data obtained were analyzed in the light of Hermeneutics-Dialectics.

Results: Five analytical categories were identified: 1. Understanding of violence against the elderly woman; 2. Factors that trigger violence against the elderly woman; 3. Suggestions for actions to prevent violence against the elderly woman; 4. Resources that older women who are victims of violence can access; 5. Nonconformity with violence against the elderly woman.

Final Considerations: In the light of Hermeneutics-Dialectics, a series of perceived violence against the elderly woman in society was evidenced, with emphasis on physical, disrespect and financial abuse.


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Women; Elder abuse; Violence against women; Primary Health Care; National Health Strategies.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/ce.v28i0.92057