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Kim, S. and Xu, Y. (2010). The mediating effect of self-efficacy on the relationship between health literacy and health status in Korean older adults: A short report. Aging and Mental Health, 14: 870-873.

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Krisberg, K. (2005). Cultural Competencies Needed to Serve All Older Americans: Cultural Skills Will Help Bridge Health Gaps. Nations Health, 2005;35(5).

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Lawrence, V., Murray, J., Banerjee, S., Turner, S., Sangha, K., Byng, R., Bhugra, D., Huxley, P., Tylee, A., and Macdonald, A. (2006). Concepts and Causation of Depression: A Cross-cultural Study of the Beliefs of Older Adults. Gerontologist, 46(1), 23-32.

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McBride, M., and Lewis, I. (2004). African American and Asian American Elders: An Ethnogeriatric Perspective. Annual Review of Nursing Research, 22, 161-214.

McBride, M. and Lewis, I. (2004).  Anticipatory Grief, Healing, and Ethnic Elderly Patients, Geriatric Nursing, 25(1), 44- 47.

McConatha, T., Stoller, P., & Oboudiat, F. (2001). Reflections of older Iranian women adapting to life in the United States. Journal of Ageing Studies, 15: 369-381.

McKenna, M. (2011). “Transcultural perspectives in the nursing care of older adults.” In M. Andrews and J. Boyle (Eds.), Transcultural concepts in nursing care (6th ed., pp. 182-207). Philadelphia, PA; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Mehta, N., Sudharsanan, N., and Elo, I. (2014). “Race/Ethnicity and Disability Among Older Americans.” In K. Whitfield and T. Baker (Eds.), Handbook of Minority Aging. New York: Springer.

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Miles, T. (2001). Ethnogeriatrics comes of age. Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 49(7), 005.

Millichamp, A. and Gallegos, D. (2012). Meeting the food needs of Queensland’s Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Aged: A review of the literature. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane and Diversicare: Brisbane.

Millichamp, A. and  Gallegos, D. (2011). Meeting the Food Needs of Queensland’s Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) aged: What do service providers say? Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology.

Mold, F., Fitzpatrick, J. & Roberts, J. (2005). Minority ethnic elders in care homes: A review of the literature. Age and Ageing, 34(2), 107–11.

Mouton, C. and Esparza, Y. (2001). “Ethnicity and Geriatric Assessment.” In J. Gallo, T. Fulmer, G. Paveza, & W. Reichel (Eds.) Handbook of Geriatric Assessment (pp. 13-28). Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publishers.

Mullings, D. and Gien, L,. (2013). Culturally Competent (Appropriate) Health and Long-Term Care Services for Older Immigrants in a Small Urban Center Of Newfoundland. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Invention, 2(9), 81-89.

Mutchler, J., Prakash, A., and Burr, J. (2007). The Demography of Disability and the Effects of Immigrant History: Older Asians in the United States.  Demography, 44(2), 251–63.

Nakasone, R. (2008). Journeying into Elderhood: Reflections on Growing Old in Asian Cultures.  Generations, Summer, 2008.

O’Donoghue, C., Botha, A. and Van Rensburg, G. (2014). Culturally diverse care for older persons: What do we expect of caregivers?  Professional Nursing Today, 18(1), 3.

Pandav, R., Fillenbaum, G., Ratcliff, G., Dodge, H., & Ganguli, M. (2002). Ethnogeriatrics and special populations. Sensitivity and specificity of cognitive and functional screening instruments for dementia: The Indo-U.S. Dementia Epidemiology Study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 50: 554-561.

Phillips, L., Salem, B., Jeffers, K., Kim, H., Ruiz, M., Salem, N., and Woods, D. (2014). Developing and Proposing the Ethno-Cultural Gerontological Nursing Model. J Transcult Nurs, 26(2),118-128.

Radermacher, H., Feldman, S. and Browning, C. (2008). Review of the literature concerning the delivery of community aged care services to ethnic groups: Mainstream versus ethnospecific services: It’s not an ‘either or’. Monash University (Healthy Ageing Research Unit): Melbourne.

Rao, D., Warburton, J. and Bartlett, H. (2006). Health and social needs of older Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds: Issues and implications. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 25(4), 174-179.

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Severance, J. and Yeo, G. (2006). Ethnogeriatric Education: A Collaborative Project of Geriatric Education Centers. Gerontology Geriatric Education, 26; 87-99.

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Shellman, J. (2006). Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Eldercare Cultural Self-Efficacy Scale. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 3(1), Article 9.

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National Asian Pacific Center on Aging

The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing                                                                                                            

Cultural Context of Aging
Dr. Jay Sokolovsky’s Webpage

National Caucus and Center on Black Aged, Inc.

National Hispanic Council on Aging, Inc.

National Indian Council on Aging

Pioneer Network (Advocates for culture change in aging)

Curriculum in Ethnogeriatrics
Stanford University has developed ethnic Specific Modules (African Americans, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino, Asian Indian, Chinese, Pakistani, Southeast Asian, Korean, Filipino, Japanese, Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander)

A Curriculm Module on Aging and Ethnicity                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Prepared by Scharlach, Fuller-Thomson, and Kramer from the University of California at Berkeley School of Social Welfare, these curriculum materials provide a basic introduction to existing knowledge regarding minority elderly in the United States. They are designed to provide instructors with accurate information that can easily be integrated into existing undergraduate and graduate-level courses, including courses in social welfare, public health, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and minority studies.

A Tool Kit For Serving Diverse Communities

Reaching Diverse Older Adult Populations and Engaging Them in Prevention Services andEearly Interventions

Resources For Diversity: Administration On Aging  gingthnic Elders Care

Alzheimer’s Association’s Diversity Toolbox
Selected information for African Americans, Chinese, Hispanics/Latinos, and Koreans. Many documents available in a variety of languages (e.g., Polish, Russian, &Vietnamese)

Ethnic Elders Care

Alzheimer’s Association
This webpage of the Alzheimer’s Association website includes educational materials about issues related to dementia care in diverse communities and challenges to organizations that would like to expand their services to diverse audiences.

Pain, Death, and Grief  Accross Cultures
The focus of these two PowerPoint presentations is to develop advanced interpersonal skills to enhance cross-cultural understanding with those patients experiencing physical and emotional pain as they face end of life. Specifically, participants will be able to: 1) Identify barriers to pain management and discussion of end of life issues related to the patient’s cultural background; 2) list and illustrate interview techniques with patients/families to assess cultural interpretations of physical and emotional pain; 3) understand the basic tasks of grieving and how to screen for complicated grief; 4) understand how cultural beliefs influence the bereavement process; and 5) learn ways to communicate appropriate interventions. View Power Point Presentation (PDF) by Randi Diamond, MD New York-Presbyterian Hospital; View Power Point Presentation (PDF) by Dory Hottensen, LCSW New York-Presbyterian Hospital

The Diverse Community Questionnaire                                                                                                                                                                                                                             This questionnaire, developed by the U.S. Administration on Aging, is a tool that allows agencies, its partners, and stakeholders to have a conversation about what respectful, inclusive, and sensitive services are to a particular community. An agency can use this tool with flexibility, and tailor this questionnaire to meet the particular needs of the communities it serves.

Cultural Competence For Health Professionals in Geriatric Care
Free learning module from Case Western Reserve University.

Achieving Cultural Competence: A Guidebook For Providers of Services to Older Americans and Their Families

Audiovisual Resources

Family Counseling with an Older Black Family (15 minutes/video) Produced by the School of Social Work at San Jose State University, this video demonstrates family counseling skills appropriate to work with older African American families and to serve as a trigger for discussion. The major issue presented is the conflict between a daughter and her recently disabled mother. The theme is the importance of understanding the value of the Black church and extended kin networks to the life of many Black elderly people. Contact: Andrew Scharlach  School of Social Welfare;  329 Haviland Hall;  University of California;  Berkeley, CA 94720; (510) 642-0126.

Old, Black, and Alive!  (28 minutes/ film -1974) Filmed in the rural south, depicts seven elderly African American women who share their insight, faith and strength in a documentary on aging.  Contact: University of California at Berkeley Extension Media Center; 2176 Shattuck Avenue; Berkeley, CA 94704; (510) 642-0618 or 642-0460

Older, Stronger, Wiser (28 minutes/ video or film – 1990) Profiles 5 African American women who have struggled to rise above the indignities of racism that have characterized the Black experience for years. Contact: Indiana University Audio Visual Center; Bloomington, IN 47405; (812) 335-2103