Social Work Practice with the Asian American Elderly

Social Work Practice with the Asian American Elderly

by Namkee G Choi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0789016885

ISBN-13: 9780789016881

Pub. Date: 06/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This fascinating book addresses the cultures and concerns of five major ethnic groups: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Asian Indian, and Vietnamese. Social Work Practice with the Asian-American Elderly examines the diverse needs of this rapidly growing population. It suggests interventions and service-delivery models that are culturally sensitive and appropriate for

Overview

This fascinating book addresses the cultures and concerns of five major ethnic groups: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Asian Indian, and Vietnamese. Social Work Practice with the Asian-American Elderly examines the diverse needs of this rapidly growing population. It suggests interventions and service-delivery models that are culturally sensitive and appropriate for these clients, many of whom are first-generation immigrants still closely linked with their cultures of origin. This comprehensive book serves as a timely resource for both researchers and practitioners concerned with this neglected yet rapidly growing segment of the elderly population.

Social Work Practice with the Asian-American Elderly offers both quantitative and qualitative research on essential topics, including:

  • migratory grief
  • assimilation
  • depression
  • elderly nutrition programs
  • social support

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789016881
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Migratory Grief and Depression Among Elderly Chinese American Immigrants5
Screening for Depression in Immigrant Chinese-American Elders: Results of a Pilot Study27
Social Integration and Health Among Asian Indian Immigrants in the United States45
Stress, Coping, and Depression Among Japanese American Elders63
Do Ethnic-Specific Long Term Care Facilities Improve Resident Quality of Life? Findings from the Japanese American Community83
Leisure Activity, Ethnic Preservation, and Cultural Integration of Older Korean Americans107
Conceptions of Dementia Among Vietnamese American Caregivers131
Elder Mistreatment Among Four Asian American Groups: An Exploratory Study on Tolerance, Victim Blaming and Attitudes Toward Third-Party Intervention153
A Profile of Asian/Pacific Islander Elderly in Home Health Care171
Frail Older Persons in Nutrition Supplement Programs: A Comparative Study of African American, Asian American, and Hispanic Participants187
Index209

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