End-of-life issues for aboriginal patients: a literature review.


The objective of this article is to understand some of the cross-cultural issues in providing palliative care to aboriginal patients.  Studies were selected based on their focus on both general cross-cultural caregiving and, in particular, end-of-life decision making and treatment. Only 39 relevant articles were found, half of which were opinion pieces by experienced nonaboriginal professionals; 14 were qualitative research projects from nursing and anthropologic perspectives.


Canadian Family Physician


2007 Sep;53(9):1459-65.

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Journal Article


Kelly L, Minty A.