Doorway Thoughts Cross-Cultural Health Care for Older Adults

ISBN-10: 0763743550

ISBN-13: 9780763743550

Edition: 2006

Authors: American Geriatrics Society Staff

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Doorway Thoughts: Cross Cultural Health Care for Older Adults addresses the role of ethnicity in health decision-making in America. This book focuses on how clinicians caring for older adults can develop an understanding of different ethnic groups in order to effectively care for their patients. Chapters in this volume address cross-cultural health care for older adults from the following groups: --Arab Americans-Cambodian Americans-Filipino Americans-Haitian Americans-Korean Americans-Pakistani Americans-Portuguese Americans-Russian Americans The key concepts discussed in this text are "doorway thoughts"-factors that the culturally competent practitioner reflects upon before walking through the doorway of any examining, consultation, or hospital room. These factors can shape intercultural health care encounters and relationships for good or for ill. They may affect relations with individual patients and families and also patients' willingness or ability to understand, accept, and adhere to prescribed regimens. This text covers preferred forms of address, nonverbal communications, history of immigration or migration, acculturation, culture-specific health risks, disclosure and consent, tradition and health beliefs, gender issues, approaches to decision-making, and use of advance directives. Case studies illustrate the application of concepts presented in the chapters.
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List price: $72.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 5/16/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 181
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Cross-Cultural Health Care for Older Adults
Older Arab Americans
Accepting the Will of God
Assessing Comfort with Intervention
Older Cambodian Americans
Impact of Cambodian Life History and Health Beliefs in a Western Medical Context
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Holes in the Family
Older Filipino Americans
Parental Love and Isolation
A Time to Care: The Whole Is More than the Sum of Its Parts
Older Haitian Americans
It's a Girl
Sometimes I'm Listening but I Can't Hear You
Older Korean Americans
Delay to Medical Care
Conflict Between East and West
Older Pakistani Americans
End-of-Life Decision Making
Too Much Information
Older Portuguese Americans
Cancer Is a Scary Word
Forever a Mother
Older Russian-Speaking Americans
Remedies from the Homeland
Do Not Talk to Me About It!
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