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The aging Hispanic in America: challenges for nurses in a stressed health care environment

TitleThe aging Hispanic in America: challenges for nurses in a stressed health care environment
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsStrunk, JA, Townsend-Rocchiccioli, J, Sanford, JT
JournalMedsurg NursMedsurg Nurs
Volume22
Pagination45-50
Date PublishedJan-Feb
ISBN Number1092-0811 (Print)<br/>1092-0811 (Linking)
Accession Number23469499
KeywordsAcculturation, Aged, Cultural Competency, Health Status, Healthcare Disparities/statistics & numerical data, Hispanic Americans, Humans, Nurse-Patient Relations
AbstractThe aging of America and the explosion of Hispanic immigrants into the United States are causing a tremendous burden to the health care system. The challenges already apparent in an overburdened health care system are examined, and useful strategies for health care providers are offered. The significant challenges facing the Hispanic population are presented, and the need for cultural sensitivity and its importance in providing culturally competent, patient-relevant care are highlighted.