Diversity, Healing, and Health Care 

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Religious Beliefs and Healing

Cohort Life Events

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Each Cohort web page contains the following information:
General Information
Decade of Interest
Related to the Age of Your Patient
If the age of your patient is:
55-65 yrs
65-75 yrs
75-85 yrs
85+ yrs
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African American

Japanese American

American Indian

Korean American

Chinese American....

Mexican American

Filipino American

Vietnamese American....

Information in this section is based on or directly quoted from Cohort Analysis As A Tool In Ethnogeriatrics: Historical Profiles of Elders From Eight Ethnic Populations In the United States, by Gwen Yeo, Nancy Hikoyeda, Melen McBride, Soo-Young Chin, Mary Edmonds, and Levanne Hendrix (1999). Working paper series number 12, Stanford Geriatric Education Center, a program in the Division of Community and Family Health, Stanford University School of Medicine. Copyrighted material. Used with permission. A full copy of this paper is available from the Stanford Geriatric Education Center. Approximate cost is $12.00 US.
"Based on the brief descriptions provided in the above analyses, one can conclude that a large proportion of today's cohorts of elders from the populations discussed have most likely experienced massive discontinuities during their lifetimes. If one considers the probable effects of those discontinuities and the associated adversities, it is clear there may be significant influences upon the elders' sense of self-esteem, their attitudes toward health and service providers, and their trust of individuals and officials in the larger society. It is important, however, to recognize the diversity within each population which reflects many different experiences that impact on physical and mental health, and to explore with each elder his or her own history and its influence" (Yeo, et al, 1999, pg 55).