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Psychology of Latino American older adults: Strengths and challenges to mental health in a shifting society

TitlePsychology of Latino American older adults: Strengths and challenges to mental health in a shifting society
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsApplewhite, SR, Gonzales, JM
Book TitleHandbook of race and development in mental health
Pagination307-328
PublisherSpringer Science + Business Media; US
CityNew York, NY
ISBN Number978-1-4614-0423-1 (Hardcover), 978-1-4614-0424-8 (PDF)
Accession NumberBook: 2011-26248-017
Keywords*Acculturation, *Communication Barriers, *Health Care Utilization, *Mental Health, *Stress, Aging, Culture & Ethnology [2930], Ethnic Values, Family, Health & Mental Health Services [3370], Human Male Female Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Aged (65 yrs & older), Latino American older adults, mental health, communication difficulties, acculturative stress, service utilization, family, cultural values, religion, resilience, Latinos/Latinas, Religion, Resilience (Psychological), Society, us
Abstract(from the chapter) This chapter presents information on mental health issues in Latino American older adults, focusing on communication difficulties, acculturative stress, and service utilization as major challenges to the maintenance of mental health in this group; family, cultural values, and religion as strengths contributing to resilience in this group; and several issues relevant to bringing the cultural strengths of this group more effectively into the service of increasing the overall mental health. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved).