Aging and Ethnicity: Issues for Clinical Practice

William E. Haley, Beth Han, J. Neil Henderson

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Abstract

Due to dramatic improvements in life expectancy among Americans from diverse ethnic groups, the "graying of America" is resulting in a particularly marked increase in ethnic diversity in late life. Clinicians must be prepared to address the problems of older ethnic minority patients, who present with distinct problems during late life and may present these problems in culturally prescribed ways. Cultural variations in views about the nature of mental disorders, issues in assessing and treating depression and dementia, and attention to issues of family caregivers are deserving of special attention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)393-409
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Ethnicity
  • Family caregiving

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