Minority and cultural issues in late-life depression

David A. Chiriboga, Barbara W.K. Yee, Yuri Jang

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Disparities in the identification and treatment of behavioral health problems such as depression have only recently come to the attention of policymakers, researchers, and practitioners. This paper reviews currently available information on critical elements of cultural competence for clinical practice, including not only organizational standards but also the standards recommended for individual providers. Factors that may distinguish a minority elder from non-Hispanic white clients are discussed, as well as potential problems with psychosocial assessment tools.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)358-363
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Psychology: Science and Practice
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2005


  • Cultural competence
  • Ethnic minority elders
  • Late-life depression


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