HSC4000 Contemporary Issues in Aging Week 2 Discussion
Week 2 DiscussionDiscussion Topic Due August 25 at 11:59 PM
The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered.
For this assignment, make sure you post your initial response to the Discussion Area by the due date assigned.
To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use outside sources. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.
Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Complete your participation for this assignment by the end of the week.
The four largest minority groups in the United States are African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and Native Americans.
Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research about the above mentioned minority groups in the United States. Based on your research and understanding, respond to the following:
- Select at least two of the minorities listed above and describe how being a member of that minority group might affect aging. Be sure to include the role of family and social support.
- Highlight some health and chronic conditions that are prevalent in the chosen minority groups.
- Describe the role of seniors in the chosen minority groups. Explain the changes in the role of seniors over the years.
- Explain any future challenges for the selected minority groups in the years ahead.