This paper compares the ways in which Anglo and Mexican American widows perceive, interpret and respond to problems of illness. It reports on a study which followed a sample of older, low income recent widows for 15 months after their bereavement. In this account Mexican American widows were found to differ from Anglo widows in aspects affecting their health: socioeconomic background, previous histories of health, health care resources and symptom care practices.
- Mexican American
- symptom care