Native American Death Taboo: Implications for Health Care Providers
Colclough, Yoshiko Yamashita
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This study was conducted to highlight Native American (NA) perspectives on death taboo in order to examine the cultural appropriateness of hospice services for NA patients, if any. Searching literature that addressed taboo and death from historical, psychological, sociological, and anthropological aspects, a comparison of death perspectives was made between NAs and European Americans. A culturally sensitive transition from palliative care to hospice care was suggested for NA patients and their family.
Colclough, Yoshiko Yamashita. "Native American Death Taboo: Implications for Health Care Providers." American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine 34, no. 6 (July 2017): 584-591. DOI: 10.1177/1049909116638839.