Ethical considerations with African-American elders

Clin Geriatr Med. 1995 Feb;11(1):113-29.


African American elders are a diverse group whose values and beliefs are part of the ethics of United States society. The interplay between these beliefs and the health care system offers many challenges for the geriatrician. Addressing issues of autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, truth-telling, confidentiality, and justice are important in caring for African American elders.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • African Americans*
  • Aged
  • Aging / ethnology*
  • Aging / psychology
  • Attitude to Health / ethnology
  • Ethics, Medical*
  • Humans
  • United States