Recent Publications

Technical Report: Listening to the Voices of Hā Kūpuna and 'Ohana Caregivers in Hawai`i: Discussions on Aging, Health, and Well-being
CV Browne, KL Braun, N Mokuau, LS Ka`opua and P Higuchi
Hā Kūpuna, The National Resource Center for Native Hawaiian Elders, University of Hawai‘i, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work

Poster: Social and Health Disparities among Elders in Hawai'i: Implications for Health Literacy
CV Browne, C Nishita, KL Braun, N Mokuau, LS Ka'opua, and P Higuchi
Hā Kūpuna, The National Resource Center for Native Hawaiian Elders, University of Hawai‘i, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work

Fact Sheet: Integration of Cultural Concepts in Establishing Hā Kūpuna: The National Resource Center for Native Hawaiian Elders
LB Choy, N Mokuau, KL Braun, and CV Browne - Exerpted by LS Ka'opua
Hā Kūpuna, The National Resource Center for Native Hawaiian Elders, University of Hawai‘i, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work

Article: Why are Native Hawaiians Underrepresented in Hawai'i's Older Adult Population? Exploring Social and Behavioral Factors of Longevity
LS Ka'opua, KL Braun, CV Browne, N Mokuau and CB Park
1 July 2011, Article No. 701232. First pubished in Journal of Aging Research.

Fact Sheet: Life Expectancy, Morbidity, and Health Practices of Native Hawaiian Elders: A Review of Hawai'i Surveillance Data
KL Braun, NMokuau, and CV Browne
Hā Kūpuna, The National Resource Center for Native Hawaiian Elders, University of Hawai‘i, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work

Technical Report: Life Expectancy, Morbidity, and Health Practices of Native Hawaiian Elders: A Review of Hawai'i Surveillance Data
KL Braun, N Mokuau, and CV Browne
Hā Kūpuna, The National Resource Center for Native Hawaiian Elders, University of Hawai‘i, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work

Fact Sheet: Adversity and Resiliency in the Lives of Native Elders
CV Browne, N Mokuau, and KL Braun
Hā Kūpuna, The National Resource Center for Native Hawaiian Elders, University of Hawai‘i, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work

Poster: Health Disparities Among Elders in Hawai'i
KL Braun, CV Browne, N Mokuau and P Higuchi

Article: Adversity and resiliency in the lives of Native Hawaiian elders
CV Browne, N Mokuau, and KL Braun
July 2009. First published in Social Work.

Article: Using a Community-Based Participatory Approach to Create a Resource Center for Native Hawaiian Elders
N Mokuau, CV Browne, KL Braun and LB Choy
3 December 2008, Article No. 174. First pubished in Education for Health.

Article: Integration of Cultural Concepts in Establishing Hā Kūpuna: The National Resource Center for Native Hawaiian Elders
Hā Kūpuna, The National Resource Center for Native Hawaiian Elders, University of Hawai‘i, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, Journal of Native Aging and Health, VOL. 3, NO. 1 Spring 2008 Newsletter

Technical Report: Assessing the Health and Long-term Care Needs of Native Hawaiian Elders and Their Caregivers: Results from Key Informant Interviews in Hawai‘i
Hā Kūpuna, The National Resource Center for Native Hawaiian Elders, University of Hawai‘i, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work

Article: Traditional Behaviors and Kūpuna
Olakino, Your Health, August 2008 Newsletter


Publications & Presentations

General Brochure (pdf)

Bibliography of Publications by Center Staff

Anngela-Cole, L., Ka'opua, L., & Busch, M. (2010). Issues confronting social workers in the provision of palliative care services in the Pacific Basin (Hawai'i and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Island nations and territories). Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care, Jul 6 (3-4), 150-163.

Anngela-Cole, L., Ka'opua, L.S., Yim, Y.D. (2011). Palliative care, culture, and the Pacific Bain. In T. Altilio and S. Otis-Green (Co-editors), Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work (pp. 527-530). New York: Oxford.

Braun, K., & Browne, C. (1997). Cultural values and caregiving patterns among Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. In D. Redburn and R. McNamara (Eds.), Social gerontology (pp. 155-182). Westport, CT: Greenwood.

Braun, K., & Browne, C. (1998). Perceptions of dementia, caregiving, and help seeking among Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. Health and Social Work, 23, 262-274.

Braun, K., Fong, M., Gotay, C., Chong, C., & Pagano, I (2005). Ethnicity and breast cancer in Hawai‘i: Increased survival, but continued disparity. Ethnicity and Disease, 15, 453-460.

Braun, K., Fong, M., Ka‘ano‘i, M., Kamaka M., & Gotay, C. (2005). Testing a culturally appropriate, theory-based intervention to increase colorectal cancer screening among Native Hawaiians. Preventive Medicine, 40, 619-627.

Braun, K., Karel, H., & Zir, A. (2006). Differential response to end-of-life booklets by family caregiver stage and ethnicity. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 23, 269-276.

Braun, K., Look, M., Yang, H., Onaka, A., & Horiuchi, B. (1996). Native Hawaiian mortality in 1980 and 1990 in the State of Hawai‘i. American Journal of Public Health 86:888-889.

Braun, K., Mokuau, N., Hunt, G.H., Ka‘ano‘i, M., & Gotay, C. (2002). Supports and barriers to cancer survival for Hawai‘i’s native people. Cancer Practice, 10, 192-200.

Braun, K., Mokuau, N., & Tsark, J. (1997). Cultural themes in health, illness, and rehabilitation among Native Hawaiians. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 12(3), 19-37.

Braun, K.L., & Nichols, R. (1996). Cultural issues in death and dying. Hawaii Medical Journal, 55, 260-264.

Braun, K., Onaka, A., & Horiuchi, B. (2001). Advance directive completion rates and end-of-life preferences in Hawai‘i. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 49, 1708-1713.

Braun, K., Pietsch, J.H., & Blanchette, P.L. (Eds.). (2000). Cultural issues in end-of-life decision making. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Braun, K., Takamura, J., Forman, S., Sasaki, P., & Meinenger, L. (1995). Developing and testing outreach materials in Alzheimer’s Disease for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. The Gerontologist, 35, 122-126.

Braun, K., Tanji, V., & Heck, R. (2001). Support for physician-assisted suicide: Exploring the impact of ethnicity and attitudes toward planning for death. The Gerontologist, 41, 51-60.

Braun, K., Tsark, J., Santos, L., Aitaoto, N., Chong, C. (2006). Building Native Hawaiian capacity in cancer research and programming: The Legacy of ‘Imi Hale. Cancer, 107 (8 Suppl), 2082-2090.

Braun, K., Yang, H., Look, M., Onaka, A., & Horiuchi, B. (1996). Age-specific Native Hawaiian mortality rates: A comparison of full, part, and non-Hawaiians. Asian American and Pacific Islander Journal of Health, 4, 352-362.

Braun, K., Yang, H., Onaka, A., & Horiuchi, B. (1996). Life and death in Hawai‘i: Ethnic variations in mortality and life expectancy. Hawai‘i Medical Journal, 55, 278-283, 302.

Braun, K., Yang, H., Onaka, A., & Horiuchi, B. (1997). Asian and Pacific Islander mortality differences in Hawai‘i. Social Biology, 44, 213-226.

Braun, K., Yee, B., Browne, C., & Mokuau, N. (2004). Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander elders. In K. Whitfield (Ed.), Closing the gap: Improving the health of minority elders in the new millennium (pp. 55-68). Washington, DC: Gerontological Society of America.

Braun, K., Yee, B., Mokuau, N., & Browne, C. (2004). Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander elders. Closing the gap: A report on minority aging (pp. 47-59). Washington, DC: Gerontological Society of America.

Browne, C., Braun, K., Mokuau, N. & McLaughlin, L. (2002). Developing a multisite project in geriatric and/or gerontological education with emphasis in interdisciplinary practice and cultural competence. The Gerontologist, 42, 698-704.

Browne, C. & Broderick, A. (1994). Asian and Pacific Island elders: Implications for social work practice and education. Social Work, 39, 252-259.

Browne, C., & Mokuau, N. (2008). Preparing students for culturally competent practice with ethnic minority elders. Journal of Educational Gerontology.

Browne, C., Mokuau, N. & Braun, K. (2009). Adversity and resiliency in the lives of Native Hawaiian elders. Social Work, 54(3), 253-261.

Ewalt, P.L. & Mokuau, N. (1995). Self-determination from a Pacific Islander perspective. Social Work, 40, 168-175.

Fong, M., Braun, K., & Chang, M. (2006). Native Hawaiian preferences for informed consent and disclosure of results from genetic research. Journal of Cancer Education, 21(Suppl.), S47-S52.

Fong, M., Braun, K., & Tsark, J. (2003). Improving Native Hawaiian health through community-based participatory research. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 1, 136-148.

Gellert, K., Braun, K., Starkey, V. & Morris, W. (2006). The ‘Ohana (Family) Day Project—A community approach to increase cancer screening. Preventing Chronic Disease [serial online] July.

Ka'opua, L.S. (2008). Developing a culturally-responsive breast cancer screening promotion with Native Hawaiian women in churches. Health & Social Work, 33, 169-177.

Ka'opua, L.S., Park, S.H., Ward, M.E., Braun, K.L. (2011). Testing the feasibility of a culturally tailored breast cancer screening intervention with Native Hawaiian women in rural churches. Health & Social Work, 36, 55-68.

Ka'opua, L.S., Tofaeono, J.F., Park, S.H., Scanlan, L.Y., Ward, M.E., Tofaeono, V.W., & Foifua, S.J. (2010). Tautai Lavea'i: Developing a breast cancer patient navigation program in American Somoa. Journal of Indigenous Voices in Social Work, 1, 1-20.

Matsuoka, J. Mokuau, N. & Paul, L. (1998). Economic change on a Hawaiian island. Social Development Issues, 20(3), 73-96.

McLaughlin, L., & Braun, K. (1998). Asian and Pacific Islander cultural values: Considerations for health care decision-making. Health and Social Work, 23, 116-126.

Mokuau, N. (in press). Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. In Social Work Encyclopedia. Washington, D.C.: National Association of Social Workers.

Mokuau, N. (2002). Culturally based interventions for substance use and child abuse among Native Hawaiians. Public Health Reports.

Mokuau, N. (1996). Health and Well-Being for Pacific Islanders: Status, Barriers and Resolutions. Asian American and Pacific Islander Journal of Health, 4(1-3), 55-67.

Mokuau, N. (1990). A family-centered approach in native Hawaiian culture. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services, 71(10), 607-613.

Mokuau, N. (1990). The impoverishment of native Hawaiians and the social work challenge. Health and Social Work, 15(3), 235-242.

Mokuau, N., & Braun, K. (2007). Family support for Native Hawaiian women with breast cancer. Journal of Cancer Education.

Mokuau, N., Braun, K., Wong, L., Higuchi, P., & Gotay, C. (2008). Testing the feasibility of a family intervention for Native Hawaiian women with cancer: A pilot study. Social Work.

Mokuau, N. & Browne, C. (1994). Life themes of Native Hawaiian female elders (kūpuna): Resources for cultural preservation. Social Work, 39, 43-49.

Mokuau, N., Browne, C., & Braun, K. (1998). Na Kūpuna in Hawai‘i: A review of social and health status, service use, and the importance of value-based interventions. Pacific Health Dialog, 5(2), 282-289.

Mokuau, N., Garlock-Tuialii, J., & Lee, P. (in press). Has social work met its commitment to Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders?: A review of the periodical literature.

Mokuau, N., Hishinuma, E. & Nishimura, S. (2001) Validating a measure of religiousness/spirituality for Native Hawaiians. Pacific Health Dialog: Journal of Community Health and Clinical Medicine for the Pacific, 8(2), 407-416.

Mokuau, N., Hughes, C. & Tsark. J. (1995). Heart disease and associated risk factors among Hawaiians: Culturally responsive strategies. Health and Social Work, 20(1), 46-51.

Mokuau, N. & Iuli, P. (2000). Nalani Ethel C.: Social work with a Hawaiian woman and her family. In R. Rivas & G. Hull, Jr. (Eds.), Case studies in generalist practice, 2nd edition (pp. 23-29). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Mokuau, N., Lukela, D., Obra, A. & Voeller, M. (1997). Native Hawaiian spirituality: A perspective on connections. Honolulu: University of Hawai`i School of Social Work and the Native Hawaiian Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Program.

Mokuau, N. & Matsuoka, J. (1995). Turbulence among a native people: Social work practice with Hawaiians. Social Work, 40(4), 465-472.

Mokuau, N., Reid, N. & Napalapalai, N. (2002). Ho`omana: Native Hawaiian women’s views on spirituality. Honolulu: University of Hawai`i School of Social Work.

Mokuau, N. & Tauiliili, P. (2004). Families with Native Hawaiian and Samoan Roots. In E. Lynch & M. Hanson (Eds.), Developing cross cultural competence: A guide for working with young children and their families, 3rd edition (pp. 345-371). Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing Company.

Richards, M., Browne, C., and Broderick, A. (1994). Teaching clinical social work with Asian and Pacific Island elders: Strategies for the classroom. Journal of Gerontology and Geriatric Education, 14(3), 49-64.

Tsark, J., & Braun, K. (2001). Ten-year changes in breast cancer knowledge, attitudes, and practices in Native Hawaiian women. Pacific Health Dialog, 8, 280-289.

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