A Narrative Review on Legal Aspects of Older People in Albania

  • Nertila Podgorica Ph.D. Candidate, Researcher, Department of Nursing Science and Gerontology, UMIT - Private University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Hall in Tyrol, Austria; Nursing Department, Fh Gesundheit I Health University of Applied Sciences Tyrol, Austria; Nursing Department, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Shkodër "Luigj Gurakuqi", Albania
  • Blerta Zenelaj Ph.D. Researcher, Faculty of Law, University of Leiden, Netherlands
  • Daniela Deufert Priv.-Doz. Dr., Department of Nursing Science and Gerontology, UMIT - Private University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Hall in Tyrol, Austria
  • Michael Ganner Univ. Prof. Dr., Institut für Zivilrecht Universität Innsbruck, Austria
  • Magdalena Flatscher-Thöni Assist.-Prof. Dr. , Institute of Public Health, Medical Decision Making and Health Technology Assessment, Department of Public Health, Health Services Research and Health Technology Assessment, UMIT – Private University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Hall in Tyrol, Austria

Abstract

Older people over the world have been confronted with challenges such as poverty, discrimination, and abuse, hindering their human rights and their place in society. However, the world has not tackled this challenge with urgency. While concerns associated with older people are not a new phenomenon, they have been perceived as challenges that warrant solutions that are operational, reactive, and piecemeal. This is particularly true in the case of Albania. Although older people have been historically ignored by human rights law, their rights and legal aspects are now emerging as an integral part of public policies. Within this frame, our review explores the legal aspects of older people in Albania. From the findings, it has been revealed that although there are laws ensuring legal aspects of elderly people in Albania, they have not been effectively implemented. There is a huge need to effectively implement legal support and rights for older people in Albania.

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Published
2020-09-23
How to Cite
Podgorica, N., Zenelaj, B., Deufert, D., Ganner, M., & Flatscher-Thöni, M. (2020). A Narrative Review on Legal Aspects of Older People in Albania. Journal of Educational and Social Research, 10(5), 88. https://doi.org/10.36941/jesr-2020-0090