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A Cross-Cultural Look at Death, Dying, and Religion

The Nelson-Hall Series in Social Work

By Joan K. Parry and Angela Shen Ryan (Editors)

Published by Nelson-Hall Co.
Publication date: March 1995
ISBN: 0830413332


A cross-cultural study that explores how people of various backgrounds - religious, ethnic, gender, and/or sexual orientation - cope with death, dying, and grieving. It is a guide for psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, physicians, nurses, other practitioners, educators, and students who are concerned with helping persons who are dying and families who are grieving, and who must understand why certain groups react as they do to such events.

A valuable book for health care professionals working with culturally diverse populations.

Keywords: Diversity, sociology, anthropology, cultural variation, sprituality

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