Attitudes of Asian-Indian Hindus toward end-of-life care.
Aged, 80 and over
Attitude to Health
The population of older adults in the United States is increasing in cultural diversity. Thus, an appreciation of cultural perspectives regarding end-of-life care may benefit practicing physicians. This article addresses end-of-life care issues from the perspective of Hinduism--a faith embraced by a growing demographic of the U.S. population-and also reviews basic Hindu philosophical concepts salient to caring for patients at the end of life.