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Chapter 14 Culture
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Culture Shared values, traditions, norms, customs, arts, history, folklore and institutions of a group of people Cultural competence: a set of cultural behaviors and attitudes integrated into the practice methods of a system, agency or its professionals Minority elders have a vastly different experience than those in larger population.
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Demographic Change Between 1990 and 2030: Hispanic elders will increase by 328% Asian/Pacific Islander elders will increase by 285% Native American elders will increase by 147% African American elders will increase by 131% Non-Hispanic white elders will increase by 81% Services and public policies have not yet addressed the needs of minority elders.
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Ethnicity Identification with an ethnic group involves culture, social status and support systems. Minority status due to shared language, physical or cultural characteristics has resulted in unequal treatment in some segments of society. Cohort effects, cumulative disadvantage, sexism and heterogeneity within groups are all factors for minority elders.
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Older women have traditionally had difficulty finding acceptance and equality in employment, politics and marriage. Progress has been slow, but women are typically more willing to seek and accept assistance. Women’s roles, health issues and options are becoming more mainstream in society. Double standard of aging progressively destroys
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