University of Arizona College of Medicine
Religion and End of Life Part 1: How Different Religions View the End of Life is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.
After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to…
- State the basic approaches for how a patient’s body should be handled near and after death for patients of different religions
- Discuss those approaches, with families of patients who are dying
- Consult hospital clergy when uncertain about death rituals for a particular patient’s religion.
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