This module is designed to provide information to increase the health care provider’s awareness of specific cultural, racial, ethnic, and tribal influences on health and health care of the older American Indian.
World view, life experiences, and the cultural context in which today’s American Indian elderly live are described as it relates to health care. Note, data depicted are relevant to the overall American Indian population but individual tribes may have higher or lower rates.
Information in the content section is based on evidence from research, and citations to the published studies are included.
Course Director & Editor in Chief of the Ethnogeriatrics Curriculum & Training
Cynthia X. Pan, MD, AGSF, FACP
Hospice Care Network
Sandy Chen Stokes, RN, MSNChi
Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care
Users are free to download and distribute eCampus Geriatrics modules for educational purposes only.
When using this resource please cite us as follows:
Chen Stokes, S, RN, MSN & Pan, C, MD, AGSF, FACP: Health and health care of Chinese American Older Adults http://geriatrics.stanford.edu/ethnomed/chinese.html. In Periyakoil VS, eds. eCampus-Geriatrics, Stanford CA, 2010.