This module reviews the demographics, history, health risks, traditional health views, and end-of-life issues of Japanese American elders. Thoughts to consider in assessment and treatment are also discussed. The module has been designed to use in conjunction with the Core Curriculum in Ethnogeriatrics.
Course Director and
Editor in Chief of the Ethnogeriatrics Curriculum and Training
VJ Periyakoil, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine
Nancy Hikoyeda, DrPH, MPH
Stanford Geriatric Education Center
Marianne KG Tanabe, MD
VA Pacific Islands Health Care Systems
We would like to thank Dr. Gwen Yeo of the Stanford Geriatric Education Center for her valuable input and chart on Asian/Pacific Islander Elders 65 and over, 1990, selected characteristics.
Users are free to download and distribute eCampus Geriatrics modules for educational purposes only.
When using this resource please cite us as follows:
Hikoyeda, N, DrPH, MPH & Tanabe, M, MD: Health and health care of Japanese American Older Adults https://geriatrics.stanford.edu/ethnomed/japanese.html/. In Periyakoil VS, eds. eCampus-Geriatrics, Stanford CA, 2010.
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