Culture and Death: A multicultural perspective

Pentaris, Panagiotis (2011) Culture and Death: A multicultural perspective. Hawaii Pacific Journal of Social Work Practice, 4 (1). pp. 45-84. ISSN 1938-2197

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The factor of culture plays a critical role on how people perceive and deal with death, dying and bereavement. Each culture is unique and holds different and authentic beliefs and customs. This literature review will provide information from different cultural backgrounds among the population of Hawaìi regarding death, dying and bereavement (beliefs, customs, rituals, expectations, processes, etc.). The information aims to provide social workers and other helping professionals with appropriate knowledge and skills applicable to the culture they are working with. Thus practitioners can increase their cultural competence

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article appears under the title "Hawaiian Cultural Dimensions of Death, Dying and Bereavement" in Hawaii Pacific Journal of Social Work Practice, Vol 4, No 1 (2011)
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Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2016 11:51
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