Skip to comments.Widespread abuse of disabled (Japan)
Posted on 11/11/2013 10:18:05 PM PST by TexGrill
The Yomiuri Shimbun The health ministry has confirmed that more than 1,500 disabled people were abused, most of them by relatives, in the six months through March this year.
Local governments nationwide received reports or were consulted over a total of 4,502 cases of allged abuse against disabled people in the six months after a law to prevent abuse of the disabled came into effect in October last year. Of this number, abuse was confirmed to have occurred in 1,524 cases involving 1,699 victims, according to the first such survey ever conducted by the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry.
The survey found that more than 80 percent of the 1,524 cases involved abuse by relatives of the disabled people. Three victims died as a result of the abuse they suffered.
The survey was conducted among the local governments of 1,742 municipalities and of all 47 prefectures. The ministry surveyed the number of consultations received by local governments and of the reports made to their offices, as well as how local governments handled the cases during the six-month period.
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and, if you are the sole bread-winner, you can easily snap. the care-givers then feel horrible.
Again, not a justification, just pointing out what can be reasons in some cases (not all)
no, I wasn’t targeting it at you, just commenting as well :)
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