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Serving Minority Elders in the 21st Century : SPRINGER - Amasa B. Ford

Serving Minority Elders in the 21st Century


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Nationally recognized scholars address the unique problems encountered by minority elders in achieving the goal of maximum well-being as we enter the 21st century. Topics include physical health, continuum of care, mental health, social policy, economic security and research planning and development. Minority populations surveyed include the elderly African American, Asian American, American Indian, Mexican American and women.

Contributors include: D. Lee, M. Haug, R. Binstock, G. Cohen, K. Markides, T. Tripp-Reimer, E. Kahana and many more.

Contributorsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
A Tribute to Eliza Simmons Bryantp. xv
Introduction: Serving Minority Elders in the 21st Centuryp. xix
Physical and Functional Health
Section Introductionp. 1
Public Policies and Minority Eldersp. 5
Serving Minority Elders: Preventing Chronic Illness and Disability in the African American Elderlyp. 25
Preventing Chronic Illness and Disability: Asian Americansp. 37
Preventing Chronic Illness and Disability Among Native American Eldersp. 51
The Health of Mexican American Elderly: Selected Findings from the Hispanic EPESEp. 72
Osteoporosis Overview--Should Minorities Be Concerned?p. 91
Coronary Heart Disease in Womenp. 110
Mental Health
Section Introductionp. 127
Mental Health and the Future of Eldersp. 131
Status of Mental Health Needs of Asian Elderlyp. 147
Mental Health, Aging, and Americans of African Descentp. 160
Culture, Aging, and Mental Healthp. 180
Barriers to Mental-Health-Care Access Faced by Hispanic Elderlyp. 200
Section Introductionp. 219
Bridging the Gap: Community Solutions for Black-Elder Health Care in the 21st Centuryp. 223
Culturally Competent Carep. 235
Culturally Competent Care Teamsp. 248
Perceptions of Community Services by African American and White Older Personsp. 267
Evaluating a Model of Successful Aging for Urban African American and White Elderlyp. 287
Epilogue--Serving Minority Elders: Directions for Future Researchp. 323
Indexp. 329
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ISBN: 9780826112552
ISBN-10: 0826112552
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 5th September 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.61