Constitutional and Legal Provisions for the Elderly

  • Skill Level
    beginner
  • Lectures
    1 Video
  • Enrolled
    57 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Aging is a natural process. It is bound to make a person feel weak and dependent. The elderly are the most precious section of our society and need to be properly treated. They are very experienced and knowledgeable people. Proper laws have been enacted by the Government of India to protect senior citizens.

Constitutional provisions, article 41 and 46 awards the right to work, to education, and to public assistance. Taking care of parents is a legal as well as moral obligation.

Different religions have enacted laws towards this effect so that no parent or elderly individual is mistreated. Learn all about this in greater detail in this course designed by Medvarsity and Dosily.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates
  • Physicians practicing Alternative Medicine (AYUSH)

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • Challenges for the elderly
  • Legal Provisions under the Constitution of India
  • Government of India Initiatives

Instructor

Dr. O.P. Sharma

Sr. Consultant at Geriatric Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi and Emeritus Clinical Tutor at Apollo Hospitals Educational and Research Foundation.


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DR. O. P. Sharma is the Sr. Consultant of Geriatric Medicine at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi. He is the General Secretary of the Geriatric Society of India. He is a National Professor of Geriatrics. Dr. Sharma holds the position of Editor for Principles & Practices in Geriatric Medicine 2015, Chief Editor of Indian Journal of Geriatric Care, and Course Director cum Editor: AKN Sinha Institute – Geriatric Course. He also served in the positions as Editor of Indian Recommendations for Vaccination in Older Adults 2015, Core Committee Member of International Council on Adult Immunization – USA, Expert Group Member Geriatrics: Indian Council of Medical & Research, Expert Committee Member – Haj Vaccination initiatives – Malaysia 2015, Medscape “Pneumococcal Disease –A toxic Mix” Munich Germany 2013, Expert Committee Member of South East Asia Pneumococcal meet – Hong Kong 2013, Invited Speaker at World Anti-Ageing Conference held at Las Vegas, USA during 2007.

For: beginners

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