Attitudes of Asian-Indian Hindus toward end-of-life care. Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cultural Characteristics
  • Female
  • Humans
  • India
  • Male
  • Philosophy
  • United States

MeSH Major

  • Attitude to Health
  • Hinduism
  • Terminal Care

abstract

  • 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.

publication date

  • January 2005

has subject area

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Attitude to Health
  • Cultural Characteristics
  • Female
  • Hinduism
  • Humans
  • India
  • Male
  • Philosophy
  • Terminal Care
  • United States

Research

keywords

  • Journal Article
  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.53025.x

PubMed ID

  • 15667389

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 131

end page

  • 135

volume

  • 53

number

  • 1