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

Course Director and
Editor in Chief of the Ethnogeriatrics Curriculum and Training

VJ Periyakoil, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine
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Linda Sohn, MD, MPH
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

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Users are free to download and distribute eCampus Geriatrics modules for educational purposes only.

When using this resource please cite us as follows:

Sohn, L, MD, MPH: Health and health care of Korean American Older Adults https://geriatrics.stanford.edu/ethnomed/korean.html. In Periyakoil VS, eds. eCampus-Geriatrics, Stanford CA, 2010.

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