ERIC Number: ED206753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep-14
Asian Pacific American Women's Health Concerns.
This paper discusses the adjustment and acculturation problems of Asian Pacific American women and how these problems relate to their health concerns. Information presented in the article is based on the observations of health service providers to the Asian community. The paper suggests that the diversity of Asian Americans (age, ethnic group, and socioeconomic status) should be taken into account when considering their health needs. Health needs for recent immigrants and adolescents are examined. The difficulties of acculturation are stressed and the mental health problems that may result are highlighted. Recommendations for improving health services to Asian Pacific American women are included. (APM)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adjustment (to Environment), Asian Americans, Females, Health Needs, Health Services, Immigrants, Mental Health
HEW, Division of Asian-American Affairs, 200 Indiana Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20201 (no charge).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Women and Health Roundtable (Washington, DC, September 14, 1978).