Module Characteristics

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This module introduces the learner to basic background and skills needed to provide a culturally competent geriatric assessment.

Targeted areas within the module include:

  1. Strategies for effective communication
  2. Guidelines for use of standardized assessment instruments
  3. The five domains of ethnogeriatric assessment:
    1. Client background
    2. Clinical domains
    3. Problem-specific information
    4. Intervention specific data
    5. Outcome criteria
  4. This content forms the basis for development of culturally competent geriatric assessment by health practitioners.

Information in the content section is based on evidence from research, and citations to the published studies are included.

Course Director and Editor in Chief of the Ethnogeriatrics Curriculum and Training

VJ Periyakoil, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine
periyakoil at stanford dot edu


Gwen Yeo, PhD, AGSF 
Stanford Geriatric Education Center

This edition of the module is based on a version developed by Eunice E. Choi, RN, DNSc, Janet Enslein, RN, MA, Lisa Skemp Kelley, RN, and Toni Tripp-Reimer, RN, PhD and edited by Gwen Yeo, PhD, in 2002.  It has been updated, edited, and revised by Gwen Yeo, PhD.

Copyright/Referencing Information:

Users are free to download and distribute eCampus Geriatrics modules for educational purposes only.

When using this resource please cite us as follows:

Yeo, G, PhD: Ethnogeriatrics Overview, Assessment In Periyakoil VS, eds. eCampus-Geriatrics, Stanford CA, 2010