An ever-more diverse America is getting older, but American policies are not growing with the needs of our ethnic and aging society. Age Through Ethnic Lenses explores the distinct characteristics and unique social, political, economic, and cultural situations of America's aged, while highlighting the common needs and objectives among all aging Americans. With portraits of Asians, Latinos, individuals of European and African origins, Native Americans, Socio-religious groups, women, gay men and women, and the rural aged, this book broadens our perspective on the issues of long-term care, and provides a valuable guide for future public policy as we enter the twenty-first century.
Multiculturalism and long-term care : the aged and their caregivers / Laura Katz Olson -- The Chinese elderly : values and issues in receiving adequate care / Morrison G. Wong -- Japanese American elderly / Tazuko Shibusawa, James Lubben, and Harry H.L. Kitano -- Intimacy at a distance, Korean American style : invited Korean elderly and their married children / Shin Kim and Kwang Chung Kim -- Caring for elderly Vietnamese Americans / Thanh Van Tran, Dung Ngo, and Tricia H. Sung -- Care options for older Mexican Americans : issues affecting health and long-term care service needs / Barbara C. Du Bois, Carol H. Yavno, and E. Percil Stanford -- Puerto Rican elderly / Carmen Delia S??nchez -- Urban elderly African Americans / Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, Ishan Canty Williams, and Sharon Wallace Williams -- Diasporic aging : Haitian Americans in New York City / Michel S. Laguerre -- American Indian and Alaska native elderly / Mona Polacca -- Mormon elderly / Bruce L. Campbell -- Mutual aid and elders in Amish society / Lee J. Zook -- Jewish aged : diversity in need and care solutions / Zev Harel -- Growing old in an Arab American family / Hani Fakhouri -- Aging in Polonia : Polish and Polish American elderly / Celia Berdes and Mary Patrice Erdmans -- Irish American care of the aged / Patricia J. Fanning -- The status of older people in the Italian American family / Colleen L. Johnson -- The interplay of aging and ethnicity : filial responsibility and Greek Americans / Chrysie M. Constantakos -- Caring for gay and lesbian elderly / Jacalyn A. Claes and Wayne R. Moore -- Gender and long-term care : women as family caregivers, workers, and recipients / Laura Katz Olson -- Long-term care : the case of the rural elderly / Jean Pearson Scott.
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 14th March 2013
Publisher: University Press of America