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Providing care to patients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

An excellent summary of some of the issues concerning death and ethnic minorities. Queensland Health (Australia).

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 10:18]

South Asian Palliative Care Awareness Arts Project

A 30 minute video for patients/ carers from the Asian community explaining about palliative care.
Languages: Hindi

South Asian Palliative Care Awareness Arts Project, Room 21E, 3rd Floor, Nuffield House
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TH
Tel: 0121 627 2469/2531 Fax: 0121 697 8475

[Last update: 2006-01-16; 10:15]

Multicultural End-of-Life Care: Dying and Diversity

US site with some valuable insights. Includes information for interpreters and cross-cultural communication.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 10:15]

Multicultural End-of-Life Care: Clinical Guidelines for a Multicultural Practice

US site with information on multi cultural practice. Emphasis on the individual and their beliefs.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 10:15]

Hospice and Palliative Care Services in the UK and Republic of Ireland

Site lists hospices by region.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 10:16]

The National Council for Palliative Care

Informative site including online publications and links.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 10:16]

The Association of Children's Hospices

The association brings together over 40 voluntary sector organisations in Great Britain dedicated to the care of terminally ill children.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 10:16]

Death and Dying in Multicultural Perspective

Published by the State University of New York this site offers an extensive bibliography of articles but they are not available to open on line (complied by Jacquelyn Coughlan).

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 10:17]

Help with the cost of funerals- Home Office Guidelines

The purpose of the bulletin is to provide guidance to caseworkers on handling requests for information about meeting the cost of funerals for deceased asylum seekers.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 10:20]

The National Council for Palliative Care

A 12- minute video for patients and carers explaining about palliative care.
Languages: Cantonese, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu
The National Council for Palliative Care, The Fitzpatrick Building, 188-194 York Way, London
N7 9AS
Tel: 020 7697 1520

[Last update: 2006-01-16; 10:20]

Cancer Black Care

Leaflet on palliative care for the Afro-Caribbean community.
Languages: English. Some leaflets in Bengali and Hindi about the services the organisation
16 Dalston Lane, London, E8 3DL
Tel: 020 7249 1097
Fax: 020 7249 0606

[Last update: 2006-01-16; 10:21]

Diversities in Approach to End-of-Life: a view from Britain of the qualitative literature. (2004)

Dr Kip Jones (An End of life Annotated Bibliography). Family involvement in end-of-life decision-making cannot be ignored and persons from a wide range of ethnic and/or racial backgrounds (including the white population) prefer family involvement. The usefulness of the evidence to research, policy and service-user circles contributes to the larger society's dialogue on death and dying more generally, encouraging participation in the common habitus through consideration of individual and group differences. (PDF slow to download)

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 10:21]

Coping with Bereavement (10 languages)

This article by Dr George Rubin (New South Wales, Australia) explains how different communities have different ways of grieving. He explores how bereaved families can discuss their cultural/ religious needs with health workers. Available in Chinese, Croatian, English, Italian, Khmer, Macedonian, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Turkish. Click on 'The Basics'.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 10:22]

Coping with loss and bereavement

Information supplied by the National Mental Health Association (US)

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 10:18]

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