Indigenous Perspectives on Death & Dying


This article describes differences in culture, traditions, and beliefs that may affect communication with Indigenous people at the end of life. It also demonstrates knowledge about the traditions surrounding death & dying in indigenous cultures and describes how such traditions can be accommodated when caring for dying indigenous patients. ----- This article is presented here with permission from the Ian Anderson Continuing Education Program in End-of-Life Care, University of Toronto. For further information please visit their web site at:

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