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Main Title Asian American elders in the twenty-first century : key indicators of well-being /
Author Mui, Ada C.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Shibusawa, Tazuko.
Publisher Columbia University Press,
Year Published 2008
OCLC Number 226360292
ISBN 9780231135900 (cloth : alk. paper); 0231135904 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780231509749 (e-book); 023150974X (e-book)
Subjects Older Asian Americans--Social conditions--21st century ; Older Asian Americans--Services for--History--21st century ; Quality of life--United States
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBM  HV1465.M83 2008 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/11/2012
Collation xii, 208 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [173]-194) and index.
Contents Notes
Understanding Asian American elders : historical, political, and sociocultural contexts -- Research method and demographic profiles of Asian American elders -- Health status and health-related quality-of-life indicators -- Indicators of psychological well-being : depression and life satisfaction -- Traditional and current expectations of family relationships -- Informal support and intergenerational relationships -- Formal service utilization : community-based, in-home, and health services -- Productive aging : grandparent caregiving and volunteering -- Conclusion: Implications for practice, policy, and research. "In this book Ada C. Mui and Tazuko Shibusawa provide necessary data on the psychosocial well-being of Asian American elders. Focusing on the six largest Asian American groups (Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese), they address issues relating to methodology, physical and mental health, intergenerational relationships, informal support, acculturation, stress, economic well-being, productive aging, and the utilization of services, such as Medicare, food stamps, physician care, home health care, community-based outreach, and emergency rooms and hospitals. By linking research findings to policy, practice, and program recommendations, Mui and Shibusawa create a vital resource that can be used in multiple disciplines, including social work, public health, nursing, geriatric medicine, social policy, and other helping professions. This text is a comprehensive and up-to-date portrait of the unique challenges facing Asian Americans as they age."--BOOK JACKET.