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Serving Minority Elders in the 21st Century

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Serving Minority Elders in the 21st Century

SKU# 9780826112552


  • May L. Wykle PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Amasa Ford MD

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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.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date April 21, 1999
  • Page Count 360
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826112552
  • EISBN 9780826117199

Table of Contents 

    A Tribute to Eliza Simmons Bryant
    Section One: Physical and Functional Health
  1. Public Policies and Minority Elders
  2. Serving Minority Elders: Preventing Chronic Illness and Disability in the African American Elderly
  3. Preventing Chronic Illness and Disability: Asian Americans
  4. Preventing Chronic Illness and Disability among Native American Elders
  5. The Health of Mexican American Elderly: Selected Findings from the Hispanic EPESE
  6. Osteoporosis Overview: Should Minorities Be Concerned?
  7. Coronary Heart Disease in Women

  8. Section Two: Mental Health
  9. Mental Health and the Future of Elders
  10. Status on Mental Health Needs of Asian Elderly
  11. Mental Health, Aging, and Americans of African Descent
  12. Culture, Aging, and Mental Health
  13. Barriers to Mental Health Care Access Faced by Hispanic Elderly

  14. Section Three: Community
  15. Bridging the Gap: Community Solutions for Black Elder Healthcare in the 21st Century
  16. Culturally Competent Care
  17. Culturally Competent Care Teams
  18. Perceptions of Community Services by African American and White Older Persons
  19. Evaluating a Model of Successful Aging for Urban African American and White Elderly

  20. Epilogue
    Directions for Future Research