Doorway Thoughts: Cross Cultural Health Care For Older Adults, Volume II / Edition 1

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763743550
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 5/2/2006
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 181
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     ix
Preface     x
Cross-Cultural Health Care for Older Adults     2
Older Arab Americans     20
Accepting the Will of God     30
Assessing Comfort with Intervention     32
Older Cambodian Americans     36
Impact of Cambodian Life History and Health Beliefs in a Western Medical Context     49
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Holes in the Family     52
Older Filipino Americans     56
Parental Love and Isolation     69
A Time to Care: The Whole Is More than the Sum of Its Parts     72
Older Haitian Americans     76
It's a Girl     89
Sometimes I'm Listening but I Can't Hear You     91
Older Korean Americans     96
Delay to Medical Care     106
Conflict Between East and West     108
Older Pakistani Americans     112
End-of-Life Decision Making     124
Too Much Information     127
Older Portuguese Americans     132
Cancer Is a Scary Word     144
Forever a Mother     147
Older Russian-Speaking Americans     152
Remedies from the Homeland     161
Do Not Talk toMe About It!     163
Index     167
Credits     179
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