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Elder abuse and Hyo

  • Journal of Korean Hyo Studies
  • 2015, (22), pp.21-50
  • Publisher : The Korean Hyo Studies Association
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities

Lee Dong-Im 1 junghwanchun 2

1경상대학교
2동서대학교

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ABSTRACT

Even though they have done or did their uttermost to support and educate their children, it is regrettable that there are numerous senior citizens who suffer from domestic abuse, far from being the recipients of filial piety. There may be various factors responsible for increasing elder abuse and neglect, but the biggest cause will be the collapse of filial piety and rampant individualism in modern Korean society. Children undutiful to their elderly parent(s) tend to forget that their existence in the world presupposes that of their fathers and mothers. Steps should be taken to make mandatory regulations for promoting elderly welfare, since it is actually virtually impossible to induce self-centered children to practice filial duties for their parent(s). In this regard, filial duty insurances should be established so that senior citizens can rely on them instead of counting on their children. Indeed, offenders of elder abuse must be brought to court for due punishment, but restorative approaches, such as service order for filial piety and attendance order for seminars on filial duties, can help undutiful children realize importance of filial piety, thus decreasing or preventing the occurrences of elder abuse cases. To decrease or prevent elder abuse effectively, no single and uniform approaches will work, so multi-dimensional approaches from legal, administrative, criminological, political, and social considerations.

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