There is increasing evidence that ethnicity is an important factor as one ages that serves as an integrating force to help an older woman filter her personal experience with aging and to pass through significant life changes, such as being a cultural and health resource for family and community, becoming a grandmother, retiring, or moving in with family when frailty occurs.
Ethnicity also can act as a buffer to the visccitudes of old age.
When the surrounding environment, especially the health care environment, encourages expression and the reaffirmation of ethnicity, we find examples of successful aging in many ethnic communities; however, aging is often less successful when poverty, lack of informal and or formal support, or dislocation through immigration or separation from ethnic community and family disrupt the process of coming top terms with old age.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Démographie, Vieillard, Homme, Femelle, Rôle social, Aspect culturel, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etat sanitaire, Morbidité, Facteur risque, Système santé, Utilisation, Etude comparative, Ethnie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Demography, Elderly, Human, Female, Social role, Cultural aspect, United States, North America, America, Health status, Morbidity, Risk factor, Health system, Use, Comparative study, Ethnic group
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Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.