Flashcards in Cultural Attitudes Towards Death Deck (13)
Views death as a natural part of the life cycle.
Celebrates and accepts death. Has the day of the dead celebrations.
Belief that nothing need be lost, you can take it with you.
Recite from the "TusQuabke" or guide for the deceased to the spirit world ( death defying)
United States. Suggests that death is unnatural.
American society's denial of death
1. Through language
2. Detachment of families from the funeral process
3. relegate family members to nursing homes to die
4. Avoid conversations about the deceased for fear of loved ones becoming upset.
Jewish religion and culture
Kavod hamet (honor the dead)
Nichum avelim (comfort mourners)
Cheura kadisha- holy society, readies body
Tachrikin- linen garment placed on body
Tahara- preparation of body
Jewish funeral service
Dirt of Israel
Cutting of a farmer or black ribbon
Reading is psalms
Shivah- 7 days begins period of mourning
African American funerals
Church sisters come and prepare meals
Nurses care for emotions
Words about the dead
Reception lines set up according to age, oldest to youngest
Native American culture
Depends on particular tribes
Apache believe the deceased body as an empty shell
Dakota consider the body sacred
Navajo do not believe in afterlife
Most other Native American tribes or nations do believe in the afterlife
Mexican American funerals
Muerie (death) is followed by Luto (mourning).
Strong bond in families
Guidelines for servicing a culturally diverse population
1. Recognize cultural influences in own life and how they affect work
2. Acknowledge own limitations when working with culturally diverse groups.
3. Be open to learning cultural traditions and beliefs.
4. Appreciate the history and experiences of different cultural groups in the US and identify the greatest vulnerability and strength.
5.accept wide variation of grief and coping with loss.
6. Recognize that loss is a universal experience