The numbers of elderly people from ethnic groups within Britain is rising rapidly as postwar immigrants age.
Ethnic elders face problems owing to age-associated increased risks of common chronic diseases, racial discrimination, and poor access to many health services and social services.
This disadvantage will be alleviated through increased understanding of health beliefs held by ethnic elders and ensuring better access to services through mechanisms such as employment of more staff from ethnic minority groups in senior positions, better training of staff, and more appropriate and sensitive environments.
The myths that family care is sufficient, that no use of services implies no need, and that assimilation into the majority population will occur must be discounted.
Mots-clés Pascal : Ethnie, Morbidité, Soin santé primaire, Réhabilitation, Etude socioéconomique, Vieillard, Homme, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Ethnic group, Morbidity, Primary health care, Rehabilitation, Socioeconomic study, Elderly, Human, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0426568
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 10/04/1997.