Ethics and advance care planning in a culturally diverse society

Johnstone, Megan-Jane and Kanitsaki, Olga 2009, Ethics and advance care planning in a culturally diverse society, Journal of transcultural nursing, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 405-416, doi: 10.1177/1043659609340803.

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Title Ethics and advance care planning in a culturally diverse society
Author(s) Johnstone, Megan-Jane
Kanitsaki, Olga
Journal name Journal of transcultural nursing
Volume number 20
Issue number 4
Start page 405
End page 416
Total pages 12
Publisher Sage
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Publication date 2009-10
ISSN 1043-6596
Keyword(s) advance care planning
cultural diversity
ethnic minorities
human rights
Summary Emerging international research suggests that in multicultural countries, such as Australia and the United States, there are significant disparities in end-of-life care planning and decision making by people of minority ethnic backgrounds compared with members of mainstream English-speaking background populations. Despite a growing interest in the profound influence of culture and ethnicity on patient choices in end-of-life care, and the limited uptake of advance care plans and advance directives by ethnic minority groups in mainstream health care contexts, there has been curiously little attention given to cross-cultural considerations in advance care planning and end-of-life care. Also overlooked are the possible implications of cross-cultural considerations for nurses, policy makers, and others at the forefront of planning and providing end-of-life care to people of diverse cultural and language backgrounds. An important aim of this article is to redress this oversight.
Notes Online version published October 1, 2009
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/1043659609340803
Field of Research 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, The Authors
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