Identify characteristic attitudes and preferences of the cultural group regarding end-of-life care, including informed consent
As difficult as it may be to address the needs of patients and their families around informed consent and end-of-life care, the challenges can be greater still when patients and their families do not share the same cultural beliefs or background as their health care providers.
In this Discussion you will examine attitudes and preferences around end-of-life care common in African-American, Latino, Asian, Caucasian, or other communities, and discuss how health care providers and administrators can ensure that care is delivered in an ethically and legally competent manner, taking into account possible cultural differences.
Prepare for this Discussion as follows:
Review the following assigned articles, and select one of the cultural/ethnic groups described in them to focus on in your initial posting. (Note: You will select a colleague’s posting on a different group for your response.)