“I don't have any complaints”: Meanings of health in aging for puerto rican adults in the mainland
Learning Areas:Diversity and culture
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Describe older Puerto Ricans’ perceptions and culturally specific beliefs regarding their own aging and health. Identify ways in which Puerto Ricans may manage illness and disability related to old age. Formulate techniques for health care providers to provide culturally appropriate care based on differential meanings and experiences of aging and illness. Discuss how the findings of this study can be used to improve the cultural competency of care programs for Puerto Ricans living in Boston.
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have a doctorate in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Adult Development and Aging. Research that I have conducted relates to service use among Puerto Rican elderly, and environmental resources for older adults with disabilities. Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate, working with a team of investigators on a project on psychosocial stress and cardio-vascular disease at the Center on Population Health and Health Disparities at Northeastern University.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.