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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160664
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Asian Indians in America: An examination of end-of-life issues
Abstract:
Asian Indians in America: An examination of end-of-life issues
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Doorenbos, Ardith
P.I. Institution Name:Wayne State University
Title:Doctoral Student
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 112 Cohn, 5557 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48202,, USA
There has been a consistent increase in Asian Indian elderly who are now facing death and dying issues in a country that is not theirs by birth. This descriptive correlational study was undertaken to explore end-of-life issues for Hindus residing in the United States. The Giger and Davidhizar Transcultural Assessment Model and Theory were used to collect and organize culturally specific beliefs and behaviors in the Asian Indian population related to end-of-life issues. A convenience sample of 45 Hindus completed the questionnaire. This study found a low percentage (9%) of Hindus had completed advanced directives. Hindu respondents indicated that they desired to have the family informed first of a terminal diagnosis and prognosis, and that the family should be involved in end-of-life decisions. Hindu respondents had a low (89%) knowledge of hospice. Hindu death and dying rituals increased in importance with the length of time spent in the United States. A basic understanding by nurses of the different cultural variables as they relate to Hindu patients is critical in order to provide sensitive end-of-life care to Hindus.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAsian Indians in America: An examination of end-of-life issuesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160664-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Asian Indians in America: An examination of end-of-life issues</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Doorenbos, Ardith</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Wayne State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Doctoral Student</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 112 Cohn, 5557 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48202,, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">doorenbi@usa.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">There has been a consistent increase in Asian Indian elderly who are now facing death and dying issues in a country that is not theirs by birth. This descriptive correlational study was undertaken to explore end-of-life issues for Hindus residing in the United States. The Giger and Davidhizar Transcultural Assessment Model and Theory were used to collect and organize culturally specific beliefs and behaviors in the Asian Indian population related to end-of-life issues. A convenience sample of 45 Hindus completed the questionnaire. This study found a low percentage (9%) of Hindus had completed advanced directives. Hindu respondents indicated that they desired to have the family informed first of a terminal diagnosis and prognosis, and that the family should be involved in end-of-life decisions. Hindu respondents had a low (89%) knowledge of hospice. Hindu death and dying rituals increased in importance with the length of time spent in the United States. A basic understanding by nurses of the different cultural variables as they relate to Hindu patients is critical in order to provide sensitive end-of-life care to Hindus.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:08:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:08:41Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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