This module presents information on the health status and health care of elder Hmong-Americans.
The module begins by providing historical background information of the Hmong including traditional health belief systems.
We advance to a literature review on the small but growing body of work on the health status of elder Hmong-Americans.
The module concludes with important clinical considerations for the care of elder Hmong-Americans.
Course Director & Editor-in-Chief of the Ethnogeriatrics Curriculum & Training
VJ Periyakoil, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine
Linda A. Gerdner, PhD, RN
Stanford Geriatric Education Center
Users are free to download and distribute eCampus Geriatrics modules for educational purposes only.
When using this resource please cite us as follows:
Gerdner, L, PhD, RN: Health and health care of Hmong American Older Adults https://geriatrics.stanford.edu/ethnomed/hmong.html. In Periyakoil VS, eds. eCampus-Geriatrics, Stanford CA, 2010.