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

    About The Author(s) 

    Keith Whitfield

    Keith E. Whitfield, PhD, is Director of the Center on Biobehavioral and Social Aspects of Health Disparities, Director, Developmental Psychology Program, and Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University. He has received numerous awards and honors including the 2010 Distinguished Mentorship in Gerontology Award, the 2007 Leadership Award, GSA Task Force on Minority Issues, and the Allen L. Edwards Endowed Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Whitfield has received or been a part of grants totaling nearly 10 million dollars; authored over 90 professional articles; 20 book chapters; and coedited 3 books, among other accomplishments. His research involves the study of individuals and twins resulting in "The Baltimore Study of Black Aging (BSBA)"; the first data collection designed to examine the influence on everyday cognition and health among African Americans. Dr. Whitfield also developed his own twin study of health and psychosocial factors related to health called the Carolina African American Twin Study of Aging (CAATSA). CAATSA is one of the largest in-person studies of adult African American twins.



    Tamara Baker

    Tamara A. Baker, PhD, is Associate Professor in the School of Aging Studies at the University of South Florida. She is a Gerontological Society of America Fellow, the current Chair of the GSA Task Force on Minority Issues, and has been recognized by National Institutes of Health as a promising scholar in the area of pain research. She has been an invited speaker at several national scientific meetings to present her research on health disparities among diverse race populations. Her research has been published in several high impact scientific journals and has featured in a number of venues such as the New York Times. Dr. Baker recently received funding from the NIH National Cancer Institute to examine psychological, social, and cultural factors influencing cancer pain management in older adults.

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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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