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Cultural issues in death and dying.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9009454     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Although all of us experience death, not all of us think about death or respond to death the same way. This study begins to explore how cultural traditions, education, and tenure in Hawaii impact views of advanced directives, organ donation, suicide, and euthanasia. This information is useful to physicians who need to engage patients and families in discussions about death and end-of-life decision making.
Authors:
K L Braun; R Nichols
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hawaii medical journal     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0017-8594     ISO Abbreviation:  Hawaii Med J     Publication Date:  1996 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-04-17     Completed Date:  1997-04-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984209R     Medline TA:  Hawaii Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  260-4     Citation Subset:  E; IM    
Affiliation:
Center on Aging, University of Hawaii, Honolulu 96822, USA. kbraun@hawaii.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Asian Americans / psychology*
Attitude to Death / ethnology*
Confucianism
Cross-Cultural Comparison*
Euthanasia
Hawaii / ethnology
Humans
Religion and Medicine*
Sampling Studies
Suicide
Tissue Donors / psychology

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