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Indian elders: Family traditions in crisis

TitleIndian elders: Family traditions in crisis
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsBaldridge, D
JournalAmerican Behavioral ScientistAmerican Behavioral Scientist
Date PublishedMay
ISBN Number0002-7642<br/>1552-3381
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 2001-17284-005
Keywords*American Indians, *Community Services, *Government Policy Making, *Health Care Delivery, *Social Services, Acculturation, Elder Abuse, Health & Mental Health Services [3370], Human Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Aged (65 yrs & older), Traditions, tribal communities, Native Americans, elders, infrastructure, health and social services, us
AbstractNowhere in the US do elders enjoy a more revered status than in tribal communities. They are, according to many Indian leaders, our strength, our living heritage, our teachers. They are the keepers of traditions and guardians of a way of live. If a single common value were to be expressed by the nation's 568 Indian tribes, it might be simply "respect for elders." This is discussed in terms of elder health, assimilation, elder abuse, and the lack of adequate health, long-term care, economic, social service, and educational infrastructure in tribal communities. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
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