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PMID:  753769     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The concept of dignity is developed from an ethological perspective. Special attention is given to innate, phylogenetically programmed behavior, the role of releasers, the importance of rituals, and the fact that "management problems" in institutions are often cries for dignity. Observations of geriatric patients admitted to a nursing home are given, but it is believed that the generalizations apply equally well to institutionalization in other settings such as residential centers for young people, correctional facilities, or mental hospitals.
B J Senn; J R Steiner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of aging & human development     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0091-4150     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Aging Hum Dev     Publication Date:    1978-1979
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-10-24     Completed Date:  1979-10-24     Revised Date:  2006-07-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370033     Medline TA:  Int J Aging Hum Dev     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  177-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological*
Aggression / psychology
Behavior Therapy
Feeding Behavior
Institutional Practice
Social Environment
Social Values

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