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Nursing Assistants' Communication Styles in Korean American Older Adults With Dementia: A Review of the Literature

As ethnic diversity increases in the United States with the anticipated increase in dementia, it is critical to understand the implications of dementia and culturally appropriate communication for ethnic minority older adults with dementia. Utilizing the Ethno-Cultural Gerontological Nursing model and the Progressively Lowered Stress Threshold model, this article describes the relationship between nursing assistants' communication style and behavioral symptoms of dementia, focused on Korean American older adults with dementia residing in nursing homes. The discussion includes reviewing currently available studies, nursing implications, and suggestions for future studies.

H. Kim
D.L. Woods
L.R. Phillips
M.E. Ruiz
B. Salem
K. Jeffers-Skrine
N. Salem
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