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This module presents information that is available related to health status and health care of older adults from Filipino backgrounds in the US. It includes some background on the population and traditional health beliefs as well as important clinical considerations.

Course Director & Editor-in-Chief of the Ethnogeriatrics Curriculum & Training

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


Mark T. Dela Cruz, MD
Stanford University, Department of Medicine

VJ Periyakoil, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine

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:

Periyakoil, VJ, MD & Dela Cruz, MT, MD: Health and health care of Filipino American Older Adults https://geriatrics.stanford.edu/ethnomed/filipino.html. In Periyakoil VS, eds. eCampus-Geriatrics, Stanford CA, 2010.