Turkish Journal of Geriatrics 2016 , Vol 19, Issue 1
Hakan Ahmet ACAR1, Yücel YÜCE2, Kutlu Hakan ERKAL2
1Kartal Dr. Lütfi Kırdar Training and Research Hospital, General Surgery Clinic, İSTANBUL
2Kartal Dr. Lütfi Kırdar Training and Research Hospital, Anesthesiology and Reanimation Clinic, İSTANBUL
Violence against women is a social, developmental, economic, legal, educational and human rights issue. Regardless of culture, religion, education level or financial status of those involved and the country's level of development, violence against women has been identified as a serious public health problem. It is a preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in women. Violence against women may also be observed in geriatric patients. In these patients burning and/or an attempt at burning as a physical assault can cause serious problems.

Geriatric patients, usually defined as those older than 65 years, comprise approximately 10% of the major burns population. Burn injuries continue to be among the most serious and devastating health threats for human beings, with a long and permanent effect on the patients' health and quality of life

Worldwide, burns caused by criminal acts mostly concern women and are acts of domestic violence.

In this case report; a 68-year-old female patient who had facial burns due to an assault by her husband and who had been followed up at a burn intensive care unit has been presented. Keywords : Violence; Burns; Aged