Culture, Heritage, and Diversity in Older Adult Mental Health Care

Culture, Heritage, and Diversity in Older Adult Mental Health care is a book released by Maria Llorente, MD, FAPA in November 2017. The book talks about how clinicians prepare to provide sensitive, high-quality, culturally competent care to geriatric patients from diverse backgrounds and will prove indispensable as patient demographics continue to change.

Dr. Krysti Lan Chi Vo contributing to writing about how psychiatric illnesses faced by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in the United States are complicated by social and cultural barriers as well as issues with access to care, language barriers, and limits to cultural knowledge.
Given that AAPIs are diverse in ethnicity, this chapter is significant in understanding the need for mental health care in this population.

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