Traditions, Rituals, and Beliefs Through the Lens of Aging
A panel of presenters explores the roles of traditions, rituals, and beliefs in caring for severely ill and dying older people. The speakers share how end-of-life issues are experienced by the Mexican, Jewish, Korean, Hmong, and Indian cultures. These include different traditions around death and dying. In addition, Andrea Rioux, a hospital social worker, talks about cultural considerations when older people are hospitalized and when they die in the hospital. Presenters and the cultures they represent include Seema Sehrawat (Indian), Art Sanchez (Mexican), Loretta Steinke (Jewish), Gunhye Kim (Korean), and Rebecca Vang (Hmong).
Recorded: April 10, 2012