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Social Work Practice with the Asian American Elderly

1st Edition

By Namkee G Choi


236 pages

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This fascinating book addresses the cultures and concerns of five major ethnic groups: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Asian Indian, and Vietnamese. Social Work Practice with the Asian-American Elderly examines the diverse needs of this rapidly growing population. It suggests interventions and service-delivery models that are culturally sensitive and appropriate for these clients, many of whom are first-generation immigrants still closely linked with their cultures of origin. This comprehensive book serves as a timely resource for both researchers and practitioners concerned with this neglected yet rapidly growing segment of the elderly population.

Social Work Practice with the Asian-American Elderly offers both quantitative and qualitative research on essential topics, including:

  • migratory grief
  • assimilation
  • depression
  • elderly nutrition programs
  • social support

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Migratory Grief and Depression Among Elderly Chinese American Immigrants
  • Screening for Depression in Immigrant Chinese-American Elders: Results of a Pilot Study
  • Social Integration and Health Among Asian Indian Immigrants in the United States
  • Stress, Coping, and Depression Among Japanese American Elders
  • Do Ethnic-Specific Long Term Care Facilities Improve Resident Quality of Life? Findings from the Japanese American Community
  • Leisure Activity, Ethnic Preservation, and Cultural Integration of Older Korean Americans
  • Conceptions of Dementia Among Vietnamese American Caregivers
  • Elder Mistreatment Among Four Asian American Groups: An Exploratory Study on Tolerance, Victim Blaming, and Attitudes Toward Third-Party Intervention
  • A Profile of Asian/Pacific Island Elderly in Home Health Care
  • Frail Older Persons in Nutrition Supplement Programs: A Comparative Study of African American, Asian American, and Hispanic Participants
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gerontology
TRAVEL / Asia / China