New: COVID-19 Guidance
Although, by no means exhaustive, we hope they prove useful to you.
Ireland, like other countries, is going through a huge challenge in combatting the coronavirus. AIGNA, as the voice of gerontological nurses in Ireland, will provide information to enhance safe practice in caring for older people in any setting. Download the PDF (4MB)
Rights Violations and Discriminatory Practices Against Older Persons During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Older persons worldwide face rights violations and discrimination during the Covid-19 pandemic. Structural defects in areas such as health, caregiving, social
security, education, justice, housing and nutrition exacerbate the impact of rights violations and discriminations experi- enced during the Covid-19 pandemic. The protective approach towards older persons adopted as a social policy, coupled with the understanding that ageing is a problem in a cultural context, fail to produce functional and reactive solutions to the social, economic and environmental impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Indeed, developing countries like Turkey are not ageing per se but ageing without becoming wealthy! On the one hand, there is a need for resources for development; on the other hand, it is necessary to improve the welfare and share it fairly. Nonetheless, Turkey has been facing challenges in the last 15 years to improve social welfare and distribute it equita- bly. However, Turkey is not ready to face issues brought on by societal ageing. Consequently, the difficulties Turkey encounters as ageing and impoverishing society create deep ruptures in human rights.