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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

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

  • Book Title Ethnogeriatrics
  • Book Subtitle Healthcare Needs of Diverse Populations
  • Editors Lenise Cummings-Vaughn
    Dulce M. Cruz-Oliver
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-16557-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-16558-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 265
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geriatrics/Gerontology
    Primary Care Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


“The 15 chapters of the book are organized into five main parts and the intended audience includes geriatricians, hospitalists, advance practice nurses, social workers, and others who are part of a multidisciplinary team that provides high-quality care to older patients. … this is a very informative and ambitious book that pulls together a lot of material that will be useful to academics and clinicians working with diverse older populations.” (Sadhna Diwan, The Gerontologist, Vol. 57 (4), August, 2017)

“This book presents the foundation of ethnogeriatrics and discusses related issues such as research, clinical care, policy and economics, and education. … This is an essential topic for healthcare professionals, medical students, nursing students, or anyone who is interested in healthcare practices in different culture and ethnic groups. … This well–organized book is recommended for healthcare providers, social workers, and students in health–related fields.” (Katy T. Nguyen, Doody's Book Reviews, January, 2017)