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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging$
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Barbara Berkman and Sarah D'Ambruoso

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195173727

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.001.0001

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Older Asian Americans

Older Asian Americans

(p.257) 21 Older Asian Americans
Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Jong Won Min

Ailee Moon

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents central cultural and social issues important to social work practice with Asian American elders, and suggests a set of practice guidelines intended to enhance cross-cultural understanding and culturally sensitive social work practice with these populations. It begins with a review of the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of selected Asian American elderly groups and is followed by discussion of major issues and challenges confronting them. Finally, practice guidelines for communication, assessment, and intervention with Asian American elders are presented.

Keywords:   aging, elderly, Asian American elders, social work practice

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