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Amish Customs And Death Case Study

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The Amish customs and belief regarding death, this should occur at their home versus at the hospital. “As physical strength declines, the expectation is that the family will care for the aging and the ill in the home”(Purnell & Paulanka, 2008, p. 88). They feel the need to care and continuous support for the individual while they are dying or suffering from their illness. The Amish will visit one another frequently at their home, especially if the individual is suffering from a terminal illness. When death occurs, there are frequent visits at the individual home and the community church accommodates visitors from out of town and coordinates the funeral arrangements. The immediate family is relieved from making decisions regarding the
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