ERIC Number: ED117283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Dream Unfulfilled: Korean and Pilipino Health Professionals in California.
This report details concerns of specific Asian and Pacific American Communities and examines the degree to which government agencies at federal state, and local levels have made efforts to resolve these problems, or, in some cases, contribute to them. The study deals with educational opportunities afforded Chinese American youth; housing and redevelopment problems faced by Japanese Americans; allegations of inadequate social services allocated to Pacific Americans; the various problems faced by the elderly within the Pilipino communities; and the difficulties encountered by Korean and Philippine-educated professionals in obtaining state licensure. State licensure policies are examined in four health fields as they affect the large number of Koreans and Philippines born and educated professionals residing in California. The difficulties encountered by these subgroups in resuming their professions are said to present significant socioeconomic problems within the Asian and Pacific communitiesin that they lack adequate health care and medical services and are deprived of the services of trained medical personnel with whom they could communicate effectively. Among the recommendations made are that the state licensure boards review their standards to see that qualified professionals are not screened out, and that they endorse and actively support training programs for foreign-educated in the medically-related professions. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Certification, Community Problems, Community Services, Dentists, Ethnic Groups, Filipino Americans, Health Needs, Korean Americans, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Labor Utilization, Minority Groups, Nurses, Pharmacists, Physicians, Professional Occupations, Public Health
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
Identifiers - Location: California