Handbook of Minority Aging

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Handbook of Minority Aging

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Author: Keith Whitfield PhD, Tamara Baker PhD

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"The array of topics covered is amazing, making this book a valuable, significant resource for many disciplines...This multidisciplinary review of the literature on minority aging presents the scholarship related to public health and 'social, behavioral, and biological concerns' of aged minorities like no other publication. Graduate students will certainly be well-served by this book, as would faculty teaching aging at both undergraduate and graduate levels...Highly recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

"…while practitioners of gerontology, family medicine, and any professional involved in the care of the elderly will find some practical guidance in the second part of the book, it will really earn a place on the bookshelf of anyone and everyone with an interest in US sociology and the development of public policy for the elderly. With the general aging of the population and the book’s accentuation of current issues, this outstanding review will become an indispensable tool."Healthy Aging Research

This text provides up-to-date, multidisciplinary, and comprehensive information about aging among diverse racial and ethnic populations in the United States. It is the only book to focus on paramount public health issues as they relate to older minority Americans, and addresses social, behavioral, and biological concerns for this population. The text distills the most important advances in the science of minority aging and incorporates the evidence of scholars in gerontology, anthropology, psychology, public health, sociology, social work, biology, medicine, and nursing. Additionally, the book incorporates the work of both established and emerging scholars to provide the broadest possible knowledge base on the needs of and concerns for this rapidly growing population.

Chapters focus on subject areas that are recognized as being critical in understanding the well being of minority elders. These include sociology (Medicare, SES, work and retirement, social networks, context/neighborhood, ethnography, gender, demographics), psychology (cognition, stress, mental health, personality, sexuality, religion, neuroscience, discrimination), medicine/nursing/public health (mortality and morbidity, disability, health disparities, long-term care, genetics, dietary issues, health interventions, physical functioning), social work (caregiving, housing, social services, end-of-life care), and many other topics. The book focuses on the needs of four major ethnic groups: Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, African American, and Native American.

Key Features:
  • Provides current, comprehensive information about minority aging through a multidisciplinary lens
  • Integrates information from scholars in gerontology, anthropology, psychology, public health, sociology, social work, biology, medicine, and nursing
  • Emphasizes the principal public health issues concerning minority elders
  • Offers “one-stop shopping” regarding the development of a substantial knowledge base about minority aging
  • Includes recent progressive research pertaining to the social, cultural, psychological and health needs of elderly minority adults in the US

Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 28, 2013
  • Page Count 592
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826109637
  • EISBN 9780826109644

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Table of Contents 

Preface

Part I

Psychology of minority aging

1. Introduction: PSYCHOLOGY: RISING AS A DISCIPLINE TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF AN AGING, INCREASINGLY DIVERSE SOCIETY

Cleopatra M. Abdou, James S. Jackson

2. MINORITY AGING BEFORE BIRTH AND BEYOND: LIFESPAN AND INTERGENERATIONAL ADAPTATION THROUGH POSITIVE RESOURCES

Cleopatra M. Abdou

3. SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS AND HEALTH AMONG MINORITY OLDER ADULTS

Karen D. Lincoln

4. RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY AMONG OLDER AFRICAN AMERICANS, ASIANS, AND HISPANICS

Linda M. Chatters, Ann W. Nguyen, Robert J. Taylor

5. STRESS, DISCRIMINATION, AND COPING IN LATE LIFE

Verna M. Keith

6. Correlates of cognitive aging in racial/ethnic minorities

Adrienne Aiken-Morgan, Keith E. Whitfield, Melanie A. Paige

Part II

Public Health/Biology

1. INTRODUCTION: MINORITIES, AGING, AND HEALTH

Kyriakos S. Markides, Kerstin Gerst-Emerson

2. RACE/ETHNICITY AND DISABILITY AMONG OLDER AMERICANS

Neil K. Mehta, Nikkil Sudharsanan, Irma T. Elo

3 RACE/ETHNICITY, MORTALITY AND LONGEVITY

Robert A. Hummer, Jennifer Melvin, Connor Sheehan, Ying-Ting Wang

4. WHAT DOES KNOWING ABOUT GENETICS CONTRIBUTE TO UNDERSTANDING THE HEALTH OF MINORITY ELDERS?

Keith E. Whitfield, Marvella E. Ford, Christopher Edwards

5. MINORITY ELDERS: NUTRITION AND DIETARY INTERVENTIONS

Maciej S. Buchowski, Mohamad Sidani, James S. Powers

6. TWO APPROACHES TO DEVELOPING HEALTH INTERVENTIONS

FOR ETHNIC MINORITY ELDERS: FROM SCIENCE TO PRACTICE AND FROM PRACTICE TO SCIENCE

Sue Levkoff, Hongtu Chen, Martha Norton

7. STRUCTURAL AND CULTURAL ISSUES IN LONG-TERM SERVICES AND SUPPORTS FOR MINORITY POPULATIONS

D. Imelda Padilla-Frausto, Steven P. Wallace

8. DOES HEALTHCARE QUALITY CONTRIBUTE TO DISPARITIES? AN EXAMINATION OF AGING AND MINORITY STATUS ISSUES IN AMERICA

Toni P. Miles, Matthew L. Smith

Part III

Social Work of minority aging

1. INTRODUCTION: SOCIAL WORK AND MINORITY AGING

2. END-OF-LIFE CARE AMONG OLDER MINORITIES

Karen Bullock, Jodi K. Hall, Monica T. Leach

3. AGING IN PLACE

Philip McCallion

4. RACIAL/ETHNIC MINORITY OLDER ADULTS IN NURSING HOMES: NEED FOR CULTURALLY COMPETENT CARE

Namkee G. Choi

5. THE COMPLEXITIES OF CAREGIVING FOR MINORITY OLDER ADULTS: REWARDS AND CHALLENGES

Caroline Rosenthal Gelman, Catherine J. Tompkins, Emily S. Ihara

6. OLDER ADULTS OF COLOR WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS: EXPERIENCES AND SERVICE PATTERNS

Sandy Magaña, Subharati Ghosh

7. THE PRODUCTIVE ENGAGEMENT OF OLDER AFRICAN AMERICANS, HISPANICS, ASIANS AND NATIVE AMERICANS

Nancy Morrow-Howell, Yi Wang

8. THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT AND THE NEXUS OF AGING AND DIVERSITY

Fernando Torres-Gil, Kimberly Spencer Suarez, Brittany L. Rudinica

Part IV

Sociology of Minority Aging

1. INTRODUCTION: SOCIOLOGY OF MINORITY AGING

Roland J. Thorpe and Jacqueline J. Angel

2. THE DEMOGRAPHY OF MINORITY AGING

Kerstin Gerst-Emerson, Jeffrey A. Burr

3. SOCIAL NETWORKS AND MINORITY ELDERS

Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, Tandrea S. Hilliard

4. INFORMAL SOCIAL SUPPORT NETWORKS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS, LATINO, ASIAN AMERICANS AND NATIVE AMERICANS OLDER ADULTS

Robert Joseph Taylor, Elise Hernadez, Emily Nicklett, Harry Owen Taylor, Linda M. Chatters

5. THE ETHNOGRAPHY OF ETHNIC MINORITY FAMILIES AND AGING: FAMILISM AND BEYOND

Marta Rodríguez-Galán

6. INTERSECTIONS AMONG GENDER, RACE, AND ETHNICITY: IMPLICATIONS FOR HEALTH
Kristine J. Ajrouch, Sawsan Abdulrahim

7. UNDERSTANDING AGE AT ONSET AND SELF-CARE MANAGEMENT TO EXPLAIN RACIAL AND ETHNIC CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE DISPARITIES IN MIDDLE- AND OLDER-AGE ADULTS

Ronica N. Rooks, Roland J. Thorpe

8. AGE IN PLACE AND PLACE IN AGE:

ADVANCING THE INQUIRY ON NEIGHBORHOODS AND MINORITY OLDER ADULTS

Jessica A. Kelley-Moore, Roland J. Thorpe

9. WORK AND RETIREMENT

Joelle Saad-Lessler, Teresa Ghilarducci, and Karen Richman

10. PUBLIC POLICY, THE WELFARE STATE, AND OLDER MINORITY AMERICANS

Ronald J. Angel

11. MEDICARE AND HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION

Robert Weech-Maldonado, Rohit Pradhan, M. Paige Powell

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