Death and dying in Australia: perceptions of a Sudanese community

Sneesby, Ludmilla, Satchell, Ruth, Good, Phillip and van der Riet, Pamela (2011) Death and dying in Australia: perceptions of a Sudanese community. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67 12: 2696-2702. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05775.x

Author Sneesby, Ludmilla
Satchell, Ruth
Good, Phillip
van der Riet, Pamela
Title Death and dying in Australia: perceptions of a Sudanese community
Journal name Journal of Advanced Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0309-2402
Publication date 2011-12
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05775.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 67
Issue 12
Start page 2696
End page 2702
Total pages 7
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Aims: The aims of this study were to obtain information to support Palliative Care healthcare workers to meet the needs of the Sudanese population in death, dying, and bereavement.

Background: Australia is a multicultural society and healthcare workers are faced with increasing numbers and diversity of immigrants to whom healthcare professionals strive to provide quality health care. Methods. A qualitative interpretive approach was used with data collected from a sample of 15 participants during focus group discussions. Data were collected in 2008-2009, transcribed and analysed.

Results: The main themes and ideas identified in the dialogues were analysed under five main headings - Communication issues including disclosure and consent; Concepts of disease and illness; Attitudes towards medical treatments; Customs surrounding death, dying and bereavement; and Spiritual and religious issues.

Conclusion: The cultures and traditions of African countries vary widely; this study provides a snapshot of the views of a Sudanese African community about death and dying in Australia.
Keyword Culture
Death and dying
Palliative care
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
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