Attitudes of Asian-Indian Hindus toward end-of-life care
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.