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ERIC Number: EJ789301
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 61
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Preparing Students for Culturally Competent Practice among Ethnic Minority Elders
Browne, Colette V.; Mokuau, Noreen
Educational Gerontology, v34 n4 p306-327 Apr 2008
The increase in the nation's present and projected multicultural aged population is both dramatic and well documented. One result of this growth is a sharpened focus on racial and ethnic disparities in health, health care access, and utilization of services that impact aging adults. This paper presents work conducted by a university-community collaborative project in gerontology. The thrust of the project is that cultural competency is a key ingredient for preparing social work students for work with ethnic minority elders and for potentially improving services to older minority populations. A brief description of the project is presented with highlights of the standards of cultural competencies that were developed for three specific populations: Japanese, Filipino, and Native Hawaiians. In general, standards organized around knowledge, values and skills consistently reflect the importance of the family system in caring for older adults. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii