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This module presents information on issues in geriatric care for Vietnamese older adults living in the United States. Information on demographics and health risks are presented to emphasize the effect of tradition as well as immigration and refugee experiences on the health of Vietnamese older adults. Also included are information on barriers to care and suggestions for assessment and treatment of older adults Vietnamese.

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

VJ Periyakoil, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine
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Cindy Tran, BAS
UC Davis Medical Center
Ladson Hinton, MD, PhD
UC Davis Medical Center

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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:

Tran, C, BAS & Hinton, L, MD, PhD: Health and health care of Vietnamese American Older Adultshttps://geriatrics.stanford.edu/ethnomed/vietnamese.html. In Periyakoil VS, eds. eCampus-Geriatrics, Stanford CA, 2010.