Definition of self-neglect in English:


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Pronunciation: /sɛlfnɪˈɡlɛkt


[mass noun]
  • Neglect of oneself, especially one’s physical well-being.
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    • As in the case of self-neglect, neglect can rarely, if ever, be an appropriate verdict on its own.
    • In applying that approach, it must be borne in mind that the neglect or self-neglect need not be the sole or predominant cause of the death for it to be reflected in a verdict.
    • The actual prevalence in Ireland of elder abuse (which excludes self-neglect and abuse by strangers) is not known, but it is thought likely to occur to the same extent as it does in other developed countries.

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