Indigenous understanding of hospice and palliative care: findings from an Australian study

McGrath, Pam and Patton, Mary Anne (2007) Indigenous understanding of hospice and palliative care: findings from an Australian study. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 9 4: 189-197. doi:10.1097/01.NJH.0000280230.59214.c5


Author McGrath, Pam
Patton, Mary Anne
Title Indigenous understanding of hospice and palliative care: findings from an Australian study
Journal name Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1522-2179
1539-0705
Publication date 2007-07-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/01.NJH.0000280230.59214.c5
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 9
Issue 4
Start page 189
End page 197
Total pages 9
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Language eng
Abstract The following article presents findings from a study conducted in the Northern Territory of Australia that explores Indigenous peoples' understanding of the Western notion of palliative care and hospice. The findings provide practical insights into the problems occurring at the interface of Western palliative care and traditional Indigenous care of the dying. In so doing, the findings can inform the development of service provision for all involved in end-of-life care for Aboriginal people. If palliative care is to be introduced to Aboriginal people, it is imperative that it be done in a culturally appropriate way.
Keyword Aboriginal hospice
Indigenous
Nursing
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 Social Science Publications
 
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