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CASE TUDY 0 Case Study: Through the Eyes of the Patient and the Healthcare Professional Student Name: Nita Guragain Course Number: GCU: HLT-324V Date: 04/22/2018
CASE TUDY 1 Through the Eyes of the Patient and the Healthcare Professional Death is a universal experience. No matter what our culture, our religion, our race, or our country of origin, we will all die. How we approach death, how we think about suffering and grief, and what we believe happens after we die vary based on our culture, religion, and spiritual beliefs. Spiritual beliefs ground our thinking about end-of-life concepts. Death affects everybody involved financially, emotionally, spiritually, psychologically, and physically. Cultural and religious beliefs have been found to be fundamental sources of help as they give strength to those dealing with dying and death experiences. It is through such scenarios that health care professionals have been confronted with different beliefs and practices regarding dying and death. There is need for health care professionals to be careful when caring for patients from different cultures. Being aware of a patient’s beliefs can help eliminate the negative judgment that he/she is likely to pass based on different personal beliefs; this is because their perceptions can easily affect the patient’s inclination and conduct. In my personal opinion, honoring and supporting other patient’s death and dying rituals and practices honors mine as well. Therefore, it is necessary that the healthcare workers are aware of different cultural practices, so that they can be effective while handling the patients. In the case study of Abby’s dying rituals, a number of cultural challenges have been presented. This paper based on is a case study of 76 year old Ojibwa women, Abby whose daughter Mary wants her to die in native Indian way. The writer is trying to discuss the cultural practices of the Native Indian patients and how one can approach the situation as presented in the case study.
CASE TUDY 2 Communication: Family and Patient Cyclical reincarnation of the soul is one of the foundations of the Hindu religion. Death is viewed as a natural aspect of life, and there are numerous epic tales, sacred scriptures, and Vedic guidance that describe the reason for death's existence. The Indian cultural rite aims at helping the deceased to be comfortable in his/ her afterlife. It also focuses on protecting them in

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