Cultural Concepts At The End Of Life Analysis

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For this week’s personal journal, I have decided to discuss Sonia Duffy’s article, Cultural Concepts at the End of Life. I thought that this article was very interesting, in addition to being imperative. I had not considered cultural considerations in relation to end of life, which I’m sure many others have not done. Of course, we understand that different cultures have different viewpoints on medical practices and interventions. However, I have not truly considered these influences – in terms of end of life care. I was intrigued to read what my own culture reflected when asked about end of life care. I was pleasantly surprised. Being Hispanic, I have definitely grown up in a conservative household where death/end of life care is seldom spoken

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