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The wave of ageism has overwhelmed us, or how we experienced exclusion on the basis of form of residence and age during the epidemic of Covid-19

The purpose of this article is to spread awareness about the growing problematic of ageism in Slovenian society. Ageism in the grander social environment became especially prevalent because of the crisis conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemics. Ageism was particularly apparent in the expressed fear of the healthcare system collapse, which could be triggered by the increased pressure put on by the infected elderly residents of homes for the elderly. This article presents the system of institutional care for the elderly in Slovenia, the exclusion, and the discrimination of the elderly in Slovenia during the COVID-19 pandemic and lastly an investigation proceeding, which was carried out by the advocate of the principle of equality by official duty where no signs of discrimination were observed.


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Issue No. 285 - Pandemic
Časopis za kritiko znanosti
2022 , volume volume 50 , issue issue 285
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