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Title: A knowledge synthesis of culturally- and spiritually-sensitive end-of-life care: findings from a scoping review.
Authors: Sinclair, Shane
Fang, Mei Lan
Sixsmith, Judith
Horst, Glen
Keywords: Terminal Care;Cultural Compentency;Spirituality;Review;Ethnic Groups;Health Knowledge;Attitudes & practice
Issue Date: 2016
Citation: Sinclair, Shane, Mei Lan Fang et al. (2016). A knowledge synthesis of culturally- and spiritually-sensitive end-of-life care: findings from a scoping review, BMC Geriatrics, 16:107.
Abstract: Multiple factors influence the end-of-life (EoL) care and experience of poor quality services by culturally and spiritually-diverse groups. Access to EoL services e.g. health and social supports at home or in hospices is difficult for ethnic minorities compared to white European groups. A tool is required to empower patients and families to access culturally-safe care. This review was undertaken by the Canadian Virtual Hospice as a foundation for this tool. To explore attitudes, behaviours and patterns to utilization of EoL care by culturally and spiritually diverse groups and identify gaps in EoL care practice and delivery methods, a scoping review and thematic analysis of article content was conducted. Fourteen electronic databases and websites were searched between June–August 2014 to identify English-language peer-reviewed publications and grey literature (including reports and other online resources) published between 2004–2014.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1880/51509
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