The course curriculum for youth on silver citizens in Indian cont | 7765
Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy

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The course curriculum for youth on silver citizens in Indian context

Global Clinical Psychologists Annual Meeting

October 10-12, 2016 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Bhubaneswari Mohapatra and Santa Misra

Sri Sathya Sai Women's College, Odisha, India

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Psychol Psychother

Abstract :

The Indian culture believes in treating and respecting the elderly as spiritual entity. But the consequences of modernization, globalization and subsequent conversion of joint family into nuclear family, the aged generations, instead of getting respect as â�?�?silver citizens are wealth to mankindâ�? are considered as â�?�?garbage to the societyâ�?. That hampers in return the ethical, moral, and cognitive state of mind in youth and as such the nation at large. Hence, this paper is an attempt to describe the implementation of special courses on gerontology and geriatrics in higher education to sensitize and motivate the youth mass to be aware of the gerontological issues and to deal with the elderly in an effective manner and to give peace of mind to them in their last part of life. The courses curriculum was accepted in the gerontology board Japan, placed in the AGHE conference CA, USA, and also implemented in some states of India.

Biography :

Bhubaneswari Mohapatra is presently doing her PhD in the Department of Psychology, In Sri Sathya Sai Women’s College, Odisha, India. Presently, she has published more than 5 articles in reputed journals.