SIG 15 Perspectives Vol. 18, No. 2, May 2013
This issue of Perspectives is focused on issues regarding cultural considerations for older adults. Articles address the evolving definition of cultural and cultural competence; older adult’s use of technology; culture, race, and socioeconomic status as factors for end of life decision-making in older African Americans; and the unique cultural cohort of rural older Americans. Articles focus on challenges faced by different cultural cohorts and the professionals serving these groups. Articles offer suggestions for practicing with increased cultural competence and cultural fluency.
You will be able to:
- list several factors that contribute to a person's cultural membership
- describe how to effectively train older adults to utilize technology during treatment
- describe cultural factors that influence end of life decision-making for older African Americans and their caregivers
- describe the challenges to service-delivery faced by older Rural Americans and their care providers
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