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Cultural Issues in End-of-Life Decision Making

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November 1999 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Questions that face dying individuals, their families, and the professionals that help them at the end of their lifes are explored in this volume.

The contributors help the reader to come to terms with issues of mortality complicated by the diversity of cultures within society.

J. Lynn
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
K.L. Braun, J.H. Pietsch, & P.L. Blanchette
1. An Introduction to Culture and Its Influence on End-of-Life Decision-Making
 
PART ONE: THE MEDICAL, LEGAL AND ETHICAL CONTEXT OF DEATH AND DYING
J.A. Patterson Fago
2. Physical Aspects of Dying
R.A. Martino
3. Cognitive Changes That Affect Capacity and End-of-Life Decisions
J.H. Pietsch & K.L. Braun
4. Autonomy, Advance Directives, and the Patient Self-Determination Act
M.B. Kapp
5. Ethical Considerations and Court Involvement in End-of-Life Decision-Making
 
PART TWO: ETHNIC PERSPECTIVES AND END-OF-LIFE DECISION-MAKING
C.P. Mouton
6. Cultural and Religious Issues for African Americans
M.A. Talamantes, C.Gomez, & K.L. Braun
7. Advance Directives and End-of-Life Care: The Hispanic Perspective
G.Yeo & H. Nikoyeda
8. Cultural Issues in End-of-Life Decision Making among Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States
N.W. Van Winkle
9. End-of-Life Decision Making in American Indian and Alaska Native Cultures
 
PART THREE: RELIGIOUS PERSPECTIVES ON END-OF-LIFE DECISION MAKING
M. Rowell
10. Christian Perspectives on End-of-Life Decision Making: Faith in a Communtiy
M.R. Alexander
11. Catholic Perspectives on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: The Human Person and the Quest for Meaning
12. Jewish Perspectives on End-of-Life Decision Making W. Kavesh
H.A. Hai & A. Husain
13. Muslim Perspectives Regarding Death, Dying, and End-of-Life Decision Making
R.Y. Nakasone
14. Buddhist Issues in End-of-Life Decision Making
 
PART FOUR: END-OF-LIFE ISSUES IN INSTITUTIONAL CULTURES AND FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS
C.A. Pierson
15. Issues in End-of-Life Decision Making in the Hospital and Nursing Home Culture
P.W. Nishimoto & R.E. Newman
16. End-of-Life Issues in the Military Culture
R. Ogden
17. End-of-Life Issues in the HIV/AIDS Community
T. Koch
18. End-of-Life Issues: A Disabilitites Perspective
S.L. Kogan, P.L. Blanchette, & K. Masaki
19. Talking to Patients About Death and Dying: Improving Communication Across Cultures
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index

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Kathryn L. Braun

Dr. Kathryn L. Braun is Professor and Chair of the DrPH Program in the Department of Public Health Sciences. She has a joint appointment with the School of Social Work, where she serves as Co-Investigator of the National Resource Center for Native Hawaiian Elders. She is affiliated with the UH Center on Aging, through which she serves as evaluator for the Hawai‘i Healthy Aging Partnership, dedicated to building capacity to deliver evidence-based health promotion programs for older adults. She also is Research Director of ‘Imi Hale -- Native Hawaiian Cancer Network, which is funded through a grant to Papa Ola Lo¯kahi (a Native Hawaiian... More About Author

James H. Pietsch

James H. Pietsch joined the law school after first having served on active duty in the US Army Medical Service Corps and the Judge Advocate General’s Corps and subsequently serving as the directing attorney of the Honolulu Elder Law Unit of the Legal Aid Society of Hawai'i. At the law school he teaches Law, Aging and Medicine, Elder Law Clinic, Advanced Elder Law Clinic, and Health Law: Bioethics. He also holds a joint appointment at the John A. Burns School of Medicine where he specializes in issues at the intersection of law, aging, medicine, bioethics and psychiatry.... More About Author

Patricia L. Blanchette

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