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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/313364
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Article
Level of Evidence:
Literature Review
Research Approach:
N/A
Title:
Culturally competent care at the end of life- A Hindu perspective
Author(s):
Shanmugasundaram, Sujatha; O'Connor, Margaret; Sellick, Ken
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Eta Pi
Author Details:
Sujatha Shanmugasundaram, PhD, RN, MACN
Abstract:

Knowledge of particular cultural requirements is especially important in times of transition such as at the end of life, where issues of death and dying require great sensitivity to cultural and religious differences. Healthcare professionals need to understand different cultures and deliver care accordingly. This article explores the cultural aspects of end of life care among Hindus who live in places other than India and is based on a study of Hindus in Australia. The purpose of this study was to investigate the experience of families of terminally ill Indian patients. This article will explore aspects of the Hindu faith and their implications of nurses, specifically in the context of end of life care. It will outline the rituals and ceremonies that help a Hindu have a good death and which have meaning for families and friends. It is acknowledged that care settings may not be able to cater all the practices discussed. However, it is hoped that greater understanding of the Hindu philosophy will encourage nurses to facilitate a more sympathetic environment for a dying person and their family at the end of life.

Keywords:
Palliative care nursing; Culture; Death and dying; End-of-life care; Hindus
MeSH:
Terminal Care; Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing; Culture; Hinduism
Repository Posting Date:
25-Feb-2014
Date of Publication:
2010
Version of Published Work:
Post-print
Citation:
Shanmugasundaram, S., O'Connor, M & Sellick, K. (2010). Culturally competent care at the end of life- A Hindu perspective. End of Life Care, 4 (1), 26-31.
Publisher:
St Christopher Hospice, London, UK
Sponsors:
Royal College of Nursing Australia; Sigma Theta Tau International, Eta Pi Chapter
Description:
The journal (End of Life Care) ceased publication in November 2010. There will be open access to the archives. To visit the new online journal's web site (End of Life Journal), and locate the as-published version of this article, please cut and paste the following link to the journal's homepage into your browser's address field: http://endoflifejournal.stchristophers.org.uk/
Note:
This work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.evidence.levelLiterature Reviewen
dc.research.approachN/Aen
dc.titleCulturally competent care at the end of life- A Hindu perspectiveen
dc.contributor.authorShanmugasundaram, Sujatha-
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Margaret-
dc.contributor.authorSellick, Ken-
dc.contributor.departmentEta Pien
dc.author.detailsSujatha Shanmugasundaram, PhD, RN, MACNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/313364-
dc.description.abstract<p>Knowledge of particular cultural requirements is especially important in times of transition such as at the end of life, where issues of death and dying require great sensitivity to cultural and religious differences. Healthcare professionals need to understand different cultures and deliver care accordingly. This article explores the cultural aspects of end of life care among Hindus who live in places other than India and is based on a study of Hindus in Australia. The purpose of this study was to investigate the experience of families of terminally ill Indian patients. This article will explore aspects of the Hindu faith and their implications of nurses, specifically in the context of end of life care. It will outline the rituals and ceremonies that help a Hindu have a good death and which have meaning for families and friends. It is acknowledged that care settings may not be able to cater all the practices discussed. However, it is hoped that greater understanding of the Hindu philosophy will encourage nurses to facilitate a more sympathetic environment for a dying person and their family at the end of life.</p>en_GB
dc.subjectPalliative care nursingen_GB
dc.subjectCultureen_GB
dc.subjectDeath and dyingen_GB
dc.subjectEnd-of-life careen_GB
dc.subjectHindusen_GB
dc.subject.meshTerminal Careen
dc.subject.meshHospice and Palliative Care Nursingen
dc.subject.meshCultureen
dc.subject.meshHinduismen
dc.date.available2014-02-25T17:57:50Z-
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-25T17:57:50Z-
dc.type.versionPost-printen
dc.identifier.citationShanmugasundaram, S., O'Connor, M & Sellick, K. (2010). Culturally competent care at the end of life- A Hindu perspective. End of Life Care, 4 (1), 26-31.en_GB
dc.publisherSt Christopher Hospice, London, UKen_GB
dc.identifier.issn2047-6361-
dc.description.sponsorshipRoyal College of Nursing Australiaen_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau International, Eta Pi Chapteren_GB
dc.identifier.citationShanmugasundaram, S., O'Connor, M & Sellick, K. (2010). Culturally competent care at the end of life- A Hindu perspective. End of Life Care, 4 (1), 26-31.en_GB
dc.descriptionThe journal (End of Life Care) ceased publication in November 2010. There will be open access to the archives. To visit the new online journal's web site (End of Life Journal), and locate the as-published version of this article, please cut and paste the following link to the journal's homepage into your browser's address field: http://endoflifejournal.stchristophers.org.uk/en_GB
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.-
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