Curricular Framework: Core Competencies in Multicultural Geriatric Care

George Xakellis, Sharon A. Brangman, W Ladson Hinton, Vida Y. Jones, Donna Masterman, Cynthia X. Pan, Jorge Rivero, Margaret Wallhagen, Gwen Yeo

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Strategies to reduce the documented disparities in health and health care for the rapidly growing numbers of older patients from diverse ethnic populations include increased cultural competence of providers. To assist geriatric faculty in medical and other health professional schools develop cultural competence training for their ethnogeriatric programs, the University of California Academic Geriatric Resource Program partnered with the Ethnogeriatric Committee of the American Geriatrics Society to develop a curricular framework. The framework includes core competencies based on the format of the Core Competencies for the Care of Older Patients developed by the Education Committee of the American Geriatrics Society. Competencies in attitudes, knowledge, and skills for medical providers caring for elders from diverse populations are specified. Also included are recommended teaching strategies and resources for faculty to pursue the development of full curricula.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-142
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2004


  • Competency
  • Culture
  • Curriculum
  • Ethnogeriatrics
  • Geriatrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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