Healthcare Needs of Diverse Populations

  • Lenise Cummings-Vaughn
  • Dulce M. Cruz-Oliver

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Ethnogeriatrics Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jeannine S. Skinner, Lauren Duke, Consuelo H. Wilkins
      Pages 3-17
    3. Lenise Cummings-Vaughn
      Pages 35-49
    4. Sandra Sanchez-Reilly, Dulce M. Cruz-Oliver
      Pages 51-61
  3. Research Issues in Ethnogeriatrics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Goldie S. Byrd, Rosalyn Lang, Sharon W. Cook, Christopher L. Edwards, Grace E. Byfield
      Pages 73-86
  4. Clinical Care in Ethnogeriatrics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Rosaly Correa-de-Araujo
      Pages 89-114
    3. John S. Mulvahill, Lenise Cummings-Vaughn
      Pages 115-144
    4. Sarah E. Harrington, Kimberly A. Curseen
      Pages 145-158
    5. Dulce M. Cruz-Oliver
      Pages 159-178
  5. Education in Ethnogeriatrics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
  6. Policy and Economics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Milta Oyola Little
      Pages 235-245
    3. Gwen Yeo, Christina L. Bell, Lauren Okamoto, Kala Mehta
      Pages 247-259
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 261-265

About this book


This title is divided into five parts that discuss ethnogeriatric foundations, research issues, clinical care in ethnogeriatrics, education and policy. Expertly written chapters present a systematic approach to recognizing, analyzing and addressing the challenges of meeting the healthcare needs of a diverse population and authors discuss ways in which to engage the community by increasing research participation and by investigating the most prevalent diseases found in ethnic minorities.

Ethnogeriatrics: Healthcare Needs of Diverse Populations discusses issues related to working with culturally diverse elders that tend not to be addressed in typical training curricula and is essential reading for geriatricians, hospitalists, advance practice nurses, social workers and all others who provide high quality care to older patients.



Demographic trends in aging Disease exposure and health maintenance Ethnic specific disease prevalance Geriatric pyschiatry Health disparities Palliative care

Editors and affiliations

  • Lenise Cummings-Vaughn
    • 1
  • Dulce M. Cruz-Oliver
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional ScienceWashington University in Saint Louis School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Division of Geriatrics Medicine Department of Internal MedicineSaint Louis UniversitySt. LouisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-16557-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-16558-5
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