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Handbook of Minority Aging

by Keith Whitfield and Tamara Baker Springer Publishing Company
Pub Date:
07/2013
ISBN:
9780826109637
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Pbk 592 pages
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This text provides up-to-date, multidisciplinary, and comprehensive information about aging among diverse racial and ethnic populations in the United States. It is the only book to focus on paramount public health issues as they relate to older minority Americans, and addresses social, behavioral, and biological concerns for this population. The text distills the most important advances in the science of minority aging and incorporates the evidence of scholars in gerontology, anthropology, psychology, public health, sociology, social work, biology, medicine, and nursing. Additionally, the book incorporates the work of both established and emerging scholars to provide the broadest possible knowledge base on the needs of and concerns for this rapidly growing population. Chapters focus on subject areas that are recognized as being critical in understanding the well being of minority elders. These include sociology (Medicare, SES, work and retirement, social networks, context/neighborhood, ethnography, gender, demographics), psychology (cognition, stress, mental health, personality, sexuality, religion, neuroscience, discrimination), medicine/nursing/public health (mortality and morbidity, disability, health disparities, long-term care, genetics, dietary issues, health interventions, physical functioning), social work (caregiving, housing, social services, end-of-life care), and many other topics. The book focuses on the needs of four major ethnic groups: Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, African American, and Native American. Key Features: Provides current, comprehensive information about minority aging through a multidisciplinary lensIntegrates information from scholars in gerontology, anthropology, psychology, public health, sociology, social work, biology, medicine, and nursingEmphasizes the principal public health issues concerning minority eldersOffers 'one-stop shopping' regarding the development of a substantial knowledge base about minority agingIncludes recent progressive research pertaining to the social, cultural, psychological and health needs of elderly minority adults in the US

Preface Part I Psychology of minority aging 1. Introduction: PSYCHOLOGY: RISING AS A DISCIPLINE TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF AN AGING, INCREASINGLY DIVERSE SOCIETY Cleopatra M. Abdou, James S. Jackson 2. MINORITY AGING BEFORE BIRTH AND BEYOND: LIFESPAN AND INTERGENERATIONAL ADAPTATION THROUGH POSITIVE RESOURCES Cleopatra M. Abdou 3. SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS AND HEALTH AMONG MINORITY OLDER ADULTS Karen D. Lincoln 4. RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY AMONG OLDER AFRICAN AMERICANS, ASIANS, AND HISPANICS Linda M. Chatters, Ann W. Nguyen, Robert J. Taylor 5. STRESS, DISCRIMINATION, AND COPING IN LATE LIFE Verna M. Keith 6. Correlates of cognitive aging in racial/ethnic minorities Adrienne Aiken-Morgan, Keith E. Whitfield, Melanie A. Paige Part II Public Health/Biology 1. INTRODUCTION: MINORITIES, AGING, AND HEALTH Kyriakos S. Markides, Kerstin Gerst-Emerson 2. RACE/ETHNICITY AND DISABILITY AMONG OLDER AMERICANS Neil K. Mehta, Nikkil Sudharsanan, Irma T. Elo 3 RACE/ETHNICITY, MORTALITY AND LONGEVITY Robert A. Hummer, Jennifer Melvin, Connor Sheehan, Ying-Ting Wang 4. WHAT DOES KNOWING ABOUT GENETICS CONTRIBUTE TO UNDERSTANDING THE HEALTH OF MINORITY ELDERS? Keith E. Whitfield, Marvella E. Ford, Christopher Edwards 5. MINORITY ELDERS: NUTRITION AND DIETARY INTERVENTIONS Maciej S. Buchowski, Mohamad Sidani, James S. Powers 6. TWO APPROACHES TO DEVELOPING HEALTH INTERVENTIONS FOR ETHNIC MINORITY ELDERS: FROM SCIENCE TO PRACTICE AND FROM PRACTICE TO SCIENCE Sue Levkoff, Hongtu Chen, Martha Norton 7. STRUCTURAL AND CULTURAL ISSUES IN LONG-TERM SERVICES AND SUPPORTS FOR MINORITY POPULATIONS D. Imelda Padilla-Frausto, Steven P. Wallace 8. DOES HEALTHCARE QUALITY CONTRIBUTE TO DISPARITIES? AN EXAMINATION OF AGING AND MINORITY STATUS ISSUES IN AMERICA Toni P. Miles, Matthew L. Smith Part III Social Work of minority aging 1. INTRODUCTION: SOCIAL WORK AND MINORITY AGING 2. END-OF-LIFE CARE AMONG OLDER MINORITIES Karen Bullock, Jodi K. Hall, Monica T. Leach 3. AGING IN PLACE Philip McCallion 4. RACIAL/ETHNIC MINORITY OLDER ADULTS IN NURSING HOMES: NEED FOR CULTURALLY COMPETENT CARE Namkee G. Choi 5. THE COMPLEXITIES OF CAREGIVING FOR MINORITY OLDER ADULTS: REWARDS AND CHALLENGES Caroline Rosenthal Gelman, Catherine J. Tompkins, Emily S. Ihara 6. OLDER ADULTS OF COLOR WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS: EXPERIENCES AND SERVICE PATTERNS Sandy Maga and #xF1;a, Subharati Ghosh 7. THE PRODUCTIVE ENGAGEMENT OF OLDER AFRICAN AMERICANS, HISPANICS, ASIANS AND NATIVE AMERICANS Nancy Morrow-Howell, Yi Wang 8. THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT AND THE NEXUS OF AGING AND DIVERSITY Fernando Torres-Gil, Kimberly Spencer Suarez, Brittany L. Rudinica Part IV Sociology of Minority Aging 1. INTRODUCTION: SOCIOLOGY OF MINORITY AGING Roland J. Thorpe and Jacqueline J. Angel 2. THE DEMOGRAPHY OF MINORITY AGING Kerstin Gerst-Emerson, Jeffrey A. Burr 3. SOCIAL NETWORKS AND MINORITY ELDERS Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, Tandrea S. Hilliard 4. INFORMAL SOCIAL SUPPORT NETWORKS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS, LATINO, ASIAN AMERICANS AND NATIVE AMERICANS OLDER ADULTS Robert Joseph Taylor, Elise Hernadez, Emily Nicklett, Harry Owen Taylor, Linda M. Chatters 5. THE ETHNOGRAPHY OF ETHNIC MINORITY FAMILIES AND AGING: FAMILISM AND BEYOND Marta Rodr and #xED;guez-Gal and #xE1;n 6. INTERSECTIONS AMONG GENDER, RACE, AND ETHNICITY: IMPLICATIONS FOR HEALTH Kristine J. Ajrouch, Sawsan Abdulrahim 7. UNDERSTANDING AGE AT ONSET AND SELF-CARE MANAGEMENT TO EXPLAIN RACIAL AND ETHNIC CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE DISPARITIES IN MIDDLE- AND OLDER-AGE ADULTS Ronica N. Rooks, Roland J. Thorpe 8. AGE IN PLACE AND PLACE IN AGE: ADVANCING THE INQUIRY ON NEIGHBORHOODS AND MINORITY OLDER ADULTS Jessica A. Kelley-Moore, Roland J. Thorpe 9. WORK AND RETIREMENT Joelle Saad-Lessler, Teresa Ghilarducci, and Karen Richman 10. PUBLIC POLICY, THE WELFARE STATE, AND OLDER MINORITY AMERICANS Ronald J. Angel 11. MEDICARE AND HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION Robert Weech-Maldonado, Rohit Pradhan, M. Paige Powell

Keith E. Whitfield, PhD, is Director of the Center on Biobehavioral and Social Aspects of Health Disparities, Director, Developmental Psychology Program, and Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University. He has received numerous awards and honors including the 2010 Distinguished Mentorship in Gerontology Award, the 2007 Leadership Award, GSA Task Force on Minority Issues, and the Allen L. Edwards Endowed Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Whitfield has received or been a part of grants totaling nearly 10 million dollars; authored over 90 professional articles; 20 book chapters; and coedited 3 books, among other accomplishments. His research involves the study of individuals and twins resulting in 'The Baltimore Study of Black Aging (BSBA)'; the first data collection designed to examine the influence on everyday cognition and health among African Americans. Dr. Whitfield also developed his own twin study of health and psychosocial factors related to health called the Carolina African American Twin Study of Aging (CAATSA). CAATSA is one of the largest in-person studies of adult African American twins. Tamara A. Baker, PhD, is Associate Professor in the School of Aging Studies at the University of South Florida. She is a Gerontological Society of America Fellow, the current Chair of the GSA Task Force on Minority Issues, and has been recognized by National Institutes of Health as a promising scholar in the area of pain research. She has been an invited speaker at several national scientific meetings to present her research on health disparities among diverse race populations. Her research has been published in several high impact scientific journals and has featured in a number of venues such as the New York Times. Dr. Baker recently received funding from the NIH National Cancer Institute to examine psychological, social, and cultural factors influencing cancer pain management in older adults.