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This first module in the Ethnogeriatrics Overview:

  • Introduces basic concepts in culturally competent care of older adults
  • Summarizes sources and patterns of demographic data on the ethnic diversity of older adults in the United States
  • Reviews central emphases in general geriatric care and presents ideas for increasing learners’ understanding of the impact of culture on health through assignments to explore their own cultural background.

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 Gwen Yeo, PhD, and Melen McBride, RN, PhD in 2002.

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, Introduction In Periyakoil VS, eds. eCampus-Geriatrics, Stanford CA, 2010.