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Let him not be alone: perspectives of older British South Asian minority ethnic patients on dying in acute hospitals.

Authors
  • Venkatasalu, Munikumar Ramasamy1
  • 1 Professor in Cancer and Palliative Care, Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah Institute of Health Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Negara Brunei Darussalam. , (Brunei)
Type
Published Article
Journal
International journal of palliative nursing
Publication Date
Sep 02, 2017
Volume
23
Issue
9
Pages
432–439
Identifiers
DOI: 10.12968/ijpn.2017.23.9.432
PMID: 28933991
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Allowing older relatives to die in hospital seems to evoke feelings of missed filial responsibilities and guilt among family carers among older ethnic minorities. The presence of cultural paranoia and mistrust often led minorities to experience sub-standard end-of-life care in acute hospitals.

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