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Ethnic Variations in Dying, Death, and Grief

Diversity in Universality (Series in Death Education, Aging, and Health)

By Donald P. Irish and Kathleen F. Lundquist

Published by Hemisphere Pub
Publication date: February 1993
ISBN: 1560322780


A compilation of professional articles intended to help bereavement counselors, hospice workers, and other death and dying professionals work more effectively with clients from social and ethnic groups other than their own. Specialists from many backgrounds give both cross-cultural overviews and personal perspectives.

Ethnic groups covered include African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Hmongs, as well as Islamic, Buddhist, and Jewish religions. The book notes that these groups are not homogeneous within themselves, and individual variation must always be taken into account.

Includes a self-assessment tool for cultural readiness and awareness.

Keywords: Diversity, Cultural Variation, Sociology, Anthropology, Ethnic, Ethnicity

Related Resources: Bereavement

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