End of life care focuses on palliative care for terminally ill individuals who may have only very limited time to live and have elected to no longer pursue curative treatment it is often tied to hospice care which is defined in the united states as encompassing the final six months of life. Nhpco seeks to increase access to hospice and palliative care services within diverse communities nhpcos diversity advisory council the council provides information guidance and technical expertise to nhpco and its members related to serving diverse communities with the goal of increasing access to universal hospice and palliative care services for those who are underserved. Hospice care and cultural diversity captures the richness and differences that make up the united states and its culture this book shows you the complex issues arising from work with patients of a different culture and encourages research in hospices which support culturally innovative programs. 2 appropriate practices for multi cultural hospice patients and their families 3 danger in stereotyping b points of cultural diversity in health care for african americans hispanic americans native americans and asian americans 1 definition of family 2 common views of gender roles care of older adults 3. Addressing cultural diversity in hospice backgrounds and cultures can influence end of life experiences learn more about how our differences and our similarities affect end of life decisions how hospice care can support culturally diverse patients and families many elements of culture language social circumstance religion and spirituality
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