Research findings: ethnography of the African American resistance to hospice care
Cary E Johnson
Every culture and religion needs to address the subject of death and dying for its people. A review of literature on the ars moriendi tradition reveals common themes of hope, compassion, and patience. For the African American community, the Bible continues to be the source for understanding death. Among this community, acceptance of hospice services has been slow. The project was developed to help the African American community embrace hospice care. An end-of-life care workshop that partnered hospice caregivers and African American church leadership was developed. From this experience, a strategic plan was developed for wide-scale implementation of similar partnerships.
Degree Granting Institution
Michael S Koppel
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