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toolkitIn this section, you will find a number of tools, resources and educational opportunities designed to assist you in developing and recording your advanced care plans.
Advance Care Planning Documents
In our state, there are three advance care planning documents available to us: the advance directive, or 'living will,' the health care power of attorney, and LaPOST.

Advance directive: This is a legal document that states what kinds of treatment should be given to us when we can no longer make decisions or speak for ourselves. It only goes into effect if we are terminally ill or have lost decision-making capacity, and it is usually completed in advance of any known illness. We complete it ourselves, and unless there are other known facts, it must be honored. To become valid, it must include the signatures of two witnesses.

Health care power of attorney: This document authorizes someone else to make decisions about our health care when we are no longer able to make those decisions or speak for ourselves. In Louisiana, there is a very specific order of who can make these decisions for us if we have no written instructions available. It must be witnessed by two people to become valid.

LaPOST: The LaPOST document is more than an advance directive or health care power of attorney. It's a medical order that is completed only after we - or our health care representatives - have discussed our goals of care and treatment preferences with our physician. When completed, it must be followed by all health care professionals. The LaPOST document may also be used to translate an advance directive into a physician's order.

     Click here to download the LaPOST document in English.
     Click here to download the LaPOST document in Spanish.
     Click here to download the LaPOST document in French.
     Click here to download the LaPOST document in Vietnamese.
     Click here to download the advance directive.
     Click here to download the health care power of attorney.

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Religious/Cultural Resource Library

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Religious Faiths

We recognize that this guide is not inclusive of all belief systems. We also recognize that individuals interpret religious practices in different ways. The broad descriptions contained in the resource list below are only meant to provide general guidelines and information as described by free, publicly available resources, and as such, do not always represent official doctrine or doctrine described in official faith group documents

Adventist – Seventh Day Adventist

Title: A Statement of Consensus on Care for the Dying
Link: www.adventist.org/beliefs/statements/main-stat6.html
Citation: General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (1992). A Statement of Consensus on Care for the Dying. Approved by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Executive Committee at the Annual Council session in Silver Spring, Maryland, October 9, 1992.


African Methodist Episcopal Church

Title: Caring Across Cultures and Belief Systems (pp. 16 – 18)
Link: www.nacc.org/docs/conference/2011/S6 Cultures and Belief Systems - Lenegan (2).pdf
Citation: Caring Across Cultures and Belief Systems. Compiled by Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Pastoral Care Department.

Title: Official Church Website
Link: www.ame-church.com

Baptist

There are more that 60 Baptist denominations in the United States. A large percentage of Baptists in North America are found in five bodies—the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC); National Baptist Convention (NBC); National Baptist Convention of America, Inc.; (NBCA); American Baptist Churches in the USA (ABC); and Baptist Bible Fellowship International (BBFI). The below information may not represent the beliefs of all denominations.

Southern Baptist Convention

Title: The Southern Baptist Tradition: Religious Beliefs and Healthcare Decision
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ink: www.advocatehealth.com/documents/faith/Southern_Baptist.pdf
Citation: The Southern Baptist Tradition: Religious Beliefs and Healthcare Decisions (2002). .Part of the “Religious Traditions and Healthcare Decisions” handbook series. The Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith, and Ethics. Advocate Health Care.

Title: Official Church Website
Link: www.sbc.net/


National Baptist Convention

Title:Caring Across Cultures and Belief Systems (pp. 20 – 21)
Link: www.nacc.org/docs/conference/2011/S6 Cultures and Belief Systems - Lenegan (2).pdf
Citation: Caring Across Cultures and Belief Systems. (2011). Compiled by Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Pastoral Care Department.

Title: Official Church Website
Link: www.nationalbaptist.com


National Baptist Convention of America

Title:Caring Across Cultures and Belief Systems (pp. 20 – 21)
Link: www.nacc.org/docs/conference/2011/S6 Cultures and Belief Systems - Lenegan (2).pdf
Citation: Caring Across Cultures and Belief Systems. (2011). Compiled by Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Pastoral Care Department.

Title: Official Church Website
Link: www.nbcainc.com


American Baptist Churches in the USA

Title: American Baptist Resolution on Death and Dying
Link: www.abc-usa.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Death-and-Dying.pdf
Citation: American Baptist Resolution on Death and Dying. (1990, 2000). General Board of the American Baptist Churches. Adopted by the General Board of the American Baptist Churches - December 1990, and modified in September 2000.


Baptist Bible Fellowship International

Title: Caring Across Cultures and Belief Systems (pp. 20 – 21)
Link: www.nacc.org/docs/conference/2011/S6 Cultures and Belief Systems - Lenegan (2).pdf
Citation: Caring Across Cultures and Belief Systems. (2011). Compiled by Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Pastoral Care Department.

Buddhist

There are several schools or traditions in Buddhism. The below information is general information.

Title: Compassion and the Individual
Link: www.dalailama.com/messages/compassion
Citation: Tenzin Gyatso; The Fourteenth Dalai Lama. “Compassion and the Individual.” Retrieved on March 11, 2013 from www.dalailama.com/messages/compassion

Title: The Buddhist Tradition: Religious Beliefs and Healthcare Decisions
Link: www.che.org/members/ethics/docs/1275/Buddhist.pdf
Citation: The Buddhist Science Tradition: Religious Beliefs and Healthcare Decisions (2002). Part of the “Religious Traditions and Healthcare Decisions” handbook series. The Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith, and Ethics. Advocate Health Care.


Catholic

Title: The Final Journey: Information from the Catholic Bishops of Louisiana on End-of-Life Decisions
Link: The Final Journey
PowerPoint Presentation: The Final Journey


Title:
Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services
Link: www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/health-care/upload/Ethical-Religious-Directives-Catholic-Health-Care-Services-fifth-edition-2009.pdf
Citation: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (2009). Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, 5th Edition. Published by Committee on Doctrine of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and approved as the national code by the full body of the USCCB at its November 2009 General Meeting.

Title: Life-Sustaining Treatments and Vegetative State: Scientific Advances and Ethical Dilemmas
Link: www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/speeches/2004/march/documents/hf_jp-ii_spe_20040320_congress-fiamc_en.html
Citation: Pope John Paul II (March 20, 2004). Life-Sustaining Treatments and Vegetative State: Scientific Advances and Ethical Dilemmas. Address to the participants in the International Congress.

Title:
ADVANCE DIRECTIVES | Expressing Your Health Care Wishes
Link: www.lhcqf.org/images/LaPOST-Images/Advance-Directives-Expressing-Your-Health-Care-Wishes.pdf
Citation: “Advance Directives: Expressing Your Health Care Wishes.” CHA End-of-Life Guides. Catholic Health Association of the United States.

Title:
TEACHINGS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH | Caring for People at the End of Life
Link: www.lhcqf.org/images/LaPOST-Images/Teachings-of-the-Catholic-Church-Caring-for-People-at-the-End-of-Life.pdf
Citation:
“Teachings of the Catholic Church: Caring for People at the End of Life.” CHA End-of-Life Guides. Catholic Health Association of the United States.

Title:
A Catholic Guide to End-of-Life Decisions: An Explanation of Church Teaching on Advance Directives, Euthanasia, and Physician Assisted Suicide
Link: http://www.ncbcenter.org/publications/end-life-guide/
Citation: A Catholic Guide to End-of-Life Decisions: An Explanation of Church Teaching on Advance Directives, Euthanasia, and Physician Assisted Suicide (2010). The National Catholic Bioethics Center.

Title: Approaching Death: The Moral Choices
Link: http://www.laccb.org/files/Approaching-Death_The-Moral-Choices-upd-2012.pdf
Citation: Approaching Death: The Moral Choices. A statement of the Catholic Bishops of Louisiana and a Recommended Health Care Advance Directive for Catholics. (1995, Revised 2006).

Other Resources for the Catholic Faith

Supportive Care Coalition. The mission of Supportive Care Coalition: “We are a coalition of Catholic health ministries, informed by our faith and values, advancing excellence in palliative care.”
Link: www.supportivecarecoalition.org

Catholic Health Association of the United States. Catholic health care is a ministry of the Catholic Church continuing Jesus' mission of love and healing in the world today.
Link: www.chausa.org

Christian Science

Title: The Christian Science Tradition: Religious Beliefs and Healthcare Decisions
Link: www.advocatehealth.com/documents/faith/Christian_Science_final2.pdf
Citation: The Christian Science Tradition: Religious Beliefs and Healthcare Decisions (2002). Part of the “Religious Traditions and Healthcare Decisions” handbook series. The Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith, and Ethics. Advocate Health Care.

Title: Official Church Website
Link: christianscience.com

Episcopal

Title: Resolution: Establish Principles With Regard to the Prolongation of Life
Link: www.episcopalarchives.org/cgi-bin/acts/acts_resolution.pl?resolution=1991-a093
Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of The Episcopal Church, Phoenix, 1991 (New York: General Convention, 1992), p. 383. Approved by the board in 1992.

Hindu

Title: The Hindu Tradition: Religious Beliefs and Healthcare Decisions
Link: www.advocatehealth.com/documents/faith/Hindufinal.pdf
Citation: The Hindu Tradition: Religious Beliefs and Healthcare Decisions (2002). .Part of the “Religious Traditions and Healthcare Decisions” handbook series. The Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith, and Ethics. Advocate Health Care.

Jehovah’s Witnesses

Title: How Can Blood Save Your Life?
Link: www.jw.org/en/publications/books/blood/how-can-blood-save-your-life/
Citation: Available on www.jw.org/en/publications/books/blood/how-can-blood-save-your-life/

Title: The Jehovah’s Witness Tradition: Religious Beliefs and Healthcare Decisions
Link: www.advocatehealth.com/documents/faith/Jehovah5.pdf
Citation: The Jehovah’s Witness Tradition: Religious Beliefs and Healthcare Decisions (2002). Part of the “Religious Traditions and Healthcare Decisions” handbook series. The Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith, and Ethics. Advocate Health Care.

Title: Guidelines for Health Care Providers Interacting with Jehovah’s Witnesses and Their Families
Link: info.kyha.com/documents/CG-JW-REV.pdf
Citation: Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (2001).Guidelines for Health Care Providers Interacting with Jehovah’s Witnesses and Their Families Approved by the Committee on Clinical, Administrative, Professional & Emergency Services. Accessed on March 11, 2013 at info.kyha.com/documents/CG-JW-REV.pdf

Title: Official Church Website
Link: www.jw.org


Jewish

There are several branches of Judaism, the main three being Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Judaism. The below information is not intended to specifically treat these branches in a specific manner.

Title: Halachic Guidelines to Assist Patients and their Families in Making “End-of-Life” Medical Decisions
Link: www.rabbis.org/pdfs/hcpi.pdf
Citation: Halachic Guidelines to Assist Patients and their Families in Making “End-of-Life” Medical Decisions (2009). The Rabbinical Council of America. Retrieved on March 11, 2013 from www.rabbis.org/pdfs/hcpi.pdf

Title: End of Life Issues: A Jewish Perspective
Link: www.myjewishlearning.com/beliefs/Issues/Bioethics/Euthanasia/Modern/End_of_Life_Issues.shtml
Citation: End of Life Issues: A Jewish Perspective. Retrieved on March 13, 2013. A publication of myjewishlearning.com, a website with articles about the Jewish faith.

General website: www.jewishlifechoices.org, Website for The Marilyn Thaler Program for Jewish Life Choices.


Latter-Day Saints

Title: Official Church Website
Link: www.lds.org/


Lutheran

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Lutheran Church - The Missouri Synod

Title: Christian Care at Life's End
Link: www.cph.org/p-149-christian-care-at-lifes-end-ctcr.aspx?SearchTerm=ctcr
Citation: Christian Care at Life's End. (1993). Commission on Theology and Church Relations of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

General Publication

Title: The Lutheran Tradition: Religious Beliefs and Healthcare Decisions
Link: www.cph.org/p-149-christian-care-at-lifes-end-ctcr.aspx?SearchTerm=ctcr
Citation: The Lutheran Tradition: Religious Beliefs and Healthcare Decisions (2002).Part of the “Religious Traditions and Healthcare Decisions” handbook series. The Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith, and Ethics. Advocate Health Care.


Mennonite/Anabaptist

Title: The Anabaptist Tradition: Religious Beliefs and Healthcare Decisions
Link: www.advocatehealth.com/documents/faith/Anabaptist_final.pdf
Citation: Joseph J. Kotva Jr. (2002). The Anabaptist Tradition: Religious Beliefs and Healthcare Decisions.Part of the “Religious Traditions and Healthcare Decisions” handbook series. The Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith, and Ethics. Advocate Health Care.

Title: Main Church Website for Mennonite Church USA
Link: www.mennoniteusa.org


Orthodox Christian

Title: Medical Bioethics: An Orthodox Christian Perspective for Orthodox Christians
Link: www.oca.org/resource-handbook/familylife/medical-bioethics-an-orthodox-christian-perspective-for-orthodox-christians
Citation: Protodeacon Basil Andruchow (2010). Medical Bioethics: An Orthodox Christian Perspective for Orthodox Christians. Published by The Orthodox Church in America, Resource Handbook, Volume III - 2010

Title: The Orthodox Christian Tradition: Religious Beliefs and Healthcare Decisions
Link: www.advocatehealth.com/documents/faith/orthodox_christian.pdf
Citation: Stanley Samuel Harakas. (2002).: The Orthodox Christian Tradition: Religious Beliefs and Healthcare Decisions.Part of the “Religious Traditions and Healthcare Decisions” handbook series. The Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith, and Ethics. Advocate Health Care.


Presbyterian

Title: What do Presbyterians believe about end of life issues? The last word belongs to God
Link: www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/today/end-life/
Citation: Allen Verhy (2008).What do Presbyterians believe about end of life issues? The last word belongs to God.Presbyterians Today. Originally published in May 2008 issue of Presbyterians Today. Currently located on website of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, an agency of the Presbyterian Church.

Title: The Presbyterian Church (USA) Tradition: Religious Beliefs and Healthcare Decisions
Link: www.advocatehealth.com/documents/faith/Presbyterian_4.pdf
Citation: Abigail Rian Evans (2002).: The Presbyterian Church (USA) Tradition: Religious Beliefs and Healthcare Decisions.Part of the “Religious Traditions and Healthcare Decisions” handbook series. The Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith, and Ethics. Advocate Health Care.


Unitarian

Unitarian Christian Emerging Church
General church website:www.ucec.us/

American Unitarian Conference
General church website:www.americanunitarian.org/


Unitarian Universalist

Title: The Right to Die with Dignity
Link: www.uua.org/statements/statements/14486.shtml
Citation: "The Right to Die with Dignity." Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. Updated August 24, 2011.

Title: The Legality of Living Wills
Link: www.uua.org/statements/statements/20279.shtml
Citation: "The Legality of Living Wills." Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. Updated August 24, 2011.

Title: Development of Hospices
Link: www.uua.org/statements/statements/20275.shtml
Citation: "Development of Hospices." Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. Updated August 24, 2011.

Title: Beliefs about Life and Death in Unitarian Universalism
Link: www.uua.org/beliefs/welcome/life/index.shtml
Citation: Beliefs about Life and Death in Unitarian Universalism.Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. Last updated on February 8, 2013.


United Church of Christ

Title: A word to the Church on end of life care: Theological, spiritual, and ethical reflections.
Link: www.ucc.org/science/pdf/microsoft-word-end-of-life-care-with-theological-ethical-spiritual-resources.pdf
Citation: Bruce Epperly, & John Mills (2009). A word to the Church on end of life care: Theological, spiritual, and ethical reflections. The United Church of Christ Science and Technology Taskforce.

Title: Faithfully Facing Dying: A Lenten Study Guide on Critical Issues and Decisions for the Members of the United Church of Christ.
Link: www.ucc.org/justice/health/faithfully-facing-dying/
AND www.ucc.org/justice/health/faithfully-facing-dying/booklet-final-0830-sm.pdf
Citation: Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs, Ed., Faithfully Facing Dying: A Lenten Study Guide on Critical Issues and Decisions for the Members of the United Church of Christ. United Church of Christ. June 2011.


United Methodist

General Website: www.umc.org

 

Other Resources

 

Title: Florida statewide hospice clergy end-of-life-education enhancement project 
Link: www.hospicefoundation.org/clergyeol

Title: Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, New York
Link: www.seriousillness.org/slc/resources/clergy.php

 

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Cultural Heritages

 

We recognize that this guide is not inclusive of all cultural heritages. The broad descriptions contained in the resource list below are only meant to provide general guidelines and information as described by free, publicly available resources.

African American

Title: Key Topics on End-of-Life Care for African Americans
Link: www.divinity.duke.edu/initiatives-centers/iceol/resources/last-miles/table-contents
Citation: Kevin Sanders, Ed. (2006). Key Topics on End-of-Life Care for African Americans. Produced by Duke Divinity School, Institute on Care at the End of Life.

Title: African American Outreach Guide
Link: www.divinity.duke.edu/initiatives-centers/iceol/resources/african-american-outreach
Citation: Juliette Marchioli, Ed. (2008). African American Outreach Guide. Produced by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Produced by Duke Divinity School, Institute on Care at the End of Life in partnership with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's Caring Connections


American Indian/Native American

Title: Health and Health Care of American Indian Older Adults
Link: www.geriatrics.stanford.edu/ethnomed/american_indian/index.html
Citation: Hendrix, L, PhD: Health and health care of American Indian Older Adults. In Periyakoil VS, eds. eCampus-Geriatrics, Stanford CA, 2010.

Title: Caring Across Cultures and Belief Systems (p. 34)
Link: www.nacc.org/docs/conference/2011/S6 Cultures and Belief Systems - Lenegan (2).pdf
Citation: Caring Across Cultures and Belief Systems. (2011). Compiled by Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Pastoral Care Department.


Arab American

Title: Multicultural Palliative Care Guidelines (p. 25-26)
Link: www.palliativecare.org.au/Portals/9/docs/publications/guidelines.pdf
Citation: Andrew Taylor and Margaret Box (1999).Multicultural Palliative Care Guidelines. Compiled by Palliative Care Australia. (Note that this tailored to Arabic speaking peoples living in Australia.)

Title: Arab-American Culture and Health Care
Link: www.aafusa.org/arabamerican_culture_and_health.htm
Citation: Najeh M Ahmad, MD (2004).Arab-American Culture and Health Care. American Arad Forum.


Bosnia

Title: Bits of Culture: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Link: www2.massgeneral.org/interpreters/b_bos.asp
Citation: Bits of Culture: Bosnia and Herzegovina. (2002), Produced by Massachusetts General Hospital.


China

Title: Health and Health Care of Chinese American Older Adults
Link: www.geriatrics.stanford.edu/ethnomed/chinese/
Citation: Chen Stokes, S, RN, MSN & Pan, C, MD, AGSF, FACP: Health and health care of Chinese American Older Adults. In Periyakoil VS, eds. eCampus-Geriatrics, Stanford CA, 2010.

Title: Communicating with Your Chinese Patient
Link: www.depts.washington.edu/pfes/PDFs/ChineseCultureClue.pdf
Citation: Communicating with Your Chinese Patient. (2007). Culture Clues. Produced by University of Washington Medical Center.

Title: Bits of Culture: China
Link: www2.massgeneral.org/interpreters/b_chi.asp
Citation: Bits of Culture: China. (2002). Produced by Massachusetts General Hospital.


Haiti

Title: Bits of Culture: Haiti
Link: www2.massgeneral.org/interpreters/b_hai.asp
Citation: Bits of Culture: Haiti. (2002). Produced by Massachusetts General Hospital.


Hispanic/Latino

Title: Health and Health Care of Hispanic/Latino American Older Adults
Link: www.geriatrics.stanford.edu/ethnomed/latino/
Citation: Talamantes, M, MS & Sanchez-Reilly, S, MD: Health and health care of Hispanic/Latino American Older Adults. In Periyakoil VS, eds. eCampus-Geriatrics, Stanford CA, 2010.

Title: Caring Across Cultures and Belief Systems (pp. 31 - 32)
Link: www.nacc.org/docs/conference/2011/S6 Cultures and Belief Systems - Lenegan (2).pdf
Citation: Caring Across Cultures and Belief Systems. (2011). Compiled by Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Pastoral Care Department.

Title: End-of-Life Care: The Latino Culture
Link: www.depts.washington.edu/pfes/PDFs/End of Life Care-Latino.pdf
Citation: End-of-Life Care: The Latino Culture. (2007). Culture Clues. Produced by University of Washington Medical Center.

Title: Communicating with Your Latino Patient
Link: www,depts.washington.edu/pfes/PDFs/End of Life Care-Latino.pdf
Citation: Communicating with Your Latino Patient. (2007). Culture Clues. Produced by University of Washington Medical Center.


Indian & South Asian Countries

Title: Health and Health Care of Indian American Older Adults
Link: www.geriatrics.stanford.edu/ethnomed/asian_indian/
Citation: Dara, S, MD & Periyakoil, VJ, MD: Health and health care of Asian Indian American Older Adults. In Periyakoil VS, eds. eCampus-Geriatrics, Stanford CA, 2010.

Title: Bits of Culture: India
Link: www2.massgeneral.org/interpreters/b_india.asp
Citation: Bits of Culture: India. (2002). Produced by Massachusetts General Hospital.


Japan

Title: Health and Health Care of Japanese American Older Adults
Link: www.geriatrics.stanford.edu/ethnomed/japanese/
Citation: Hikoyeda, N, DrPH, MPH & Tanabe, M, MD: Health and health care of Japanese American Older Adults. In Periyakoil VS, eds. eCampus-Geriatrics, Stanford CA, 2010.

For those who practice Buddhism, see reference on the Buddhist faith.


Korea

Title: Health and Health Care of Korean American Older Adults
Link: www.geriatrics.stanford.edu/ethnomed/korean/
Citation: Sohn, L, MD, MPH: Health and health care of Korean American Older Adults In Periyakoil VS, eds. eCampus-Geriatrics, Stanford CA, 2010.

Title: Communicating with Your Korean Patient
Link: www.depts.washington.edu/pfes/PDFs/KoreanCultureClue.pdf
Citation: Communicating with Your Korean Patient. (2007). Culture Clues. Produced by University of Washington Medical Center.


Philippines

Title: Health and Health Care of Filipino American Older Adults
Link: www.geriatrics.stanford.edu/ethnomed/filipino/index.html
Citation: Periyakoil, VJ, MD & Dela Cruz, MT, MD: Health and health care of Filipino American Older Adults. In Periyakoil VS, eds. eCampus-Geriatrics, Stanford CA, 2010.


Russia

Title: End-of-Life Care: The Russian Culture
Link: www.depts.washington.edu/pfes/PDFs/End of Life Care-Russian.pdf
Citation: End-of-Life Care: The Russian Culture. (2007). Culture Clues. Produced by University of Washington Medical Center.


Somalia

Title: Communicating with Your Somali Patient
Link: www.depts.washington.edu/pfes/PDFs/SomaliCultureClue.pdf
Citation: Communicating with Your Somali Patient. (2007). Culture Clues. Produced by University of Washington Medical Center.

The Somali Bantu (also called Jareer, Gosha or Mushunguli) are an ethnic minority group in Somalia who primarily reside in the southern part of the country. The below is general information on this ethnic group.

Title: The Somali Bantu (Culture Profile)
Link: www.culturalorientation.net/library/publications/the-somali-bantu-culture-profile. Produced by Cultural Orientation Resource Center.


Thailand

The majority of Thai are Buddhist, with Muslims making up most of the remainder. See references for Buddhist and Muslim faiths.


Vietnam

Title: Health and Health Care of Vietnamese American Older Adults
Link: www.geriatrics.stanford.edu/ethnomed/vietnamese/
Citation: Tran, C, BAS & Hinton, L, MD, PhD: Health and health care of Vietnamese American Older Adults. In Periyakoil VS, eds. eCampus-Geriatrics, Stanford CA, 2010.

Title: Caring Across Cultures and Belief Systems (p. 50)
Link: www.nacc.org/docs/conference/2011/S6 Cultures and Belief Systems - Lenegan (2).pdf
Citation: Caring Across Cultures and Belief Systems. (2011) Compiled by Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Pastoral Care Department.

Title: Communicating with Your Vietnamese Patient
Link: www.depts.washington.edu/pfes/PDFs/VietnameseCultureClue.pdf
Citation: Communicating with Your Vietnamese Patient. (2007). Culture Clues. Produced by University of Washington Medical Center.

Title: End-of-Life Care: The Vietnamese Culture
Link: www.depts.washington.edu/pfes/PDFs/End of Life-Vietnamese.pdf
Citation: End-of-Life Care: The Vietnamese Culture. (2007). Culture Clues. Produced by University of Washington Medical Center.


Other Resources

Title: Culture Cues
Link: www.depts.washington.edu/pfes/CultureClues.htm


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Websites

This list provides initial resources, but does not include all that may be available.  New information will be added to the site on a regular basis.

The National POLST Paradigm
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization-Caring Connections-Diversity Outreach
End Link—Resource for End of Life Care Education (Northwestern University, Charles Von Gunten MD) 
Closure - General information
Compassion and Support - New York

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