- •Dignity in older persons is a multidimensional construct comprising of self-respect, social acknowledgment, independence, and privacy.
- •Ageism adversely affects dignity and human rights of older persons.
- •Rights-based approach in geriatric mental healthcare needs to be grounded in the voices and participation of older persons.
- •The UN Convention on the rights of older persons provides an appropriate scaffolding for dignified mental healthcare and related policies in older persons.
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