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Racial/ethnic minority older adults in nursing homes: Need for culturally competent care

TitleRacial/ethnic minority older adults in nursing homes: Need for culturally competent care
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsChoi, NG
Book TitleHandbook of minority aging
PublisherSpringer Publishing Co; US
CityNew York, NY
ISBN Number978-0-8261-0963-7 (Paperback), 978-0-8261-0964-4 (PDF)
Accession NumberBook: 2013-26687-018
Keywords*Minority Groups, *Nursing Homes, *Racial and Ethnic Differences, Human Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Aged (65 yrs & older), Nursing Homes & Residential Care [3377], racial ethnic minority, older adults, nursing homes, culturally competent care, Sociocultural Factors
Abstract(from the chapter) This chapter is divided into three sections: First, it summarizes and discusses the findings of previous studies of the predictors of nursing home admissions and the issues regarding access among four groups of racial/ethnic minority older adults: blacks/African Americans; Hispanics/Latinos; Asians/Pacific Islanders; and American Indians/Native Americans. Second, findings on the quality of care that these minority older adults receive are summarized. The final section of the chapter provides a summary of the need for providing culturally competent nursing home care and future directions for alleviating racial/ethnic disparities and segregation in nursing home care. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved).
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