Learning Objectives

learning objectives

After completion of this module, learners will be able to:

1. Better understand the effect of their own cultural background on their attitudes toward health care

2. Define common terms used in ethnogeriatrics. See Glossary

3. Identify the major sources of information on the sizes of ethnic populations of older adults in the U.S. and the categories that are used for the populations

4. Better able to describe the sizes and growth trends in the major population categories of ethnic older adults

5. Better able to describe factors that affect cross cultural interactions in geriatric health care in terms of the cultural backgrounds of the providers and patients and the culture of the setting

6. List the major components of cultural competence in health care on the system and provider levels

7. List three important principles of geriatric care