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dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, Pamela Dellaen_AU
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, Emmaen_AU
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-30en_AU
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-01T22:13:25Z
dc.date.available2017-03-01T22:13:25Z
dc.date.issued2008en_AU
dc.date.modified2011-08-24T07:13:33Z
dc.identifier.issn1054-1373en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/40246
dc.description.abstractThe cultural differences between the dominant Anglo-Australian and the Aboriginal Australian groups are significant, particularly in the way death is dealt with. It is thus extremely important for health care professionals caring for Aboriginal people with a terminal illness to be informed as fully as possible on Indigenous spiritual beliefs associated with death and dying. This article shares findings on Aboriginal spiritual perspectives relevant to the care of individuals coping with a terminal illness from a study in the Northern Territory. The findings emphasize the multiplicity of Aboriginal spiritual perspectives on serious illness and dying, which can juxtapose both Christian and traditional beliefs, as well as the importance for the well-being of Aboriginal persons of respecting these beliefs. The role and importance of traditional healing, the medicine man, and the preferred place of death are also discussed.en_AU
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_AU
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherBaywood Publishingen_AU
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_AU
dc.publisher.urihttp://baywood.metapress.com/app/home/contribution.asp?referrer=parent&backto=issue,5,5;journal,13,50;linkingpublicationresults,1:103734,1en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom153en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpageto171en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofjournalIllness, Crisis and Lossen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofvolume16en_AU
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciencesen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode119999en_AU
dc.titleAboriginal spiritual perspectives: Research findings relevant to end-of-life careen_AU
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionJournal Articles (Refereed Article)en_AU
dc.type.codec1xen_AU
gro.facultyGriffith Health Facultyen_AU
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2008 Baywood Publishing. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2008
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