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This module presents the small amount of information that is available related to health status and health care of older adults from Pakistani backgrounds in the U.S.

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


Mariam Hasan, MD
VA Palo Alto Health Care System Palo Alto, California
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:

Hasan, M, MD & Periyakoil, VJ, MD: Health and health care of Pakistani American Older Adults https://geriatrics.stanford.edu/ethnomed/pakistani.html. In Periyakoil VS, eds. eCampus-Geriatrics, Stanford CA, 2010.