Chapter 4, “Stories of Abby: An Ojibwa Journey” and Chapter 14, “Stories of Shanti: Culture and Karma,” by Gelfland, Raspa, and Sherylyn, from End-of-Life Stories: Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries (2005), from the GCU Library. ( Chose only one chapter either 4 or 14 for this please)
Identify your role as a health care professional in supporting Abby’s or Shanti’s dying rituals, and in creating strategies for displaying respect while still providing quality care. Identify communication strategies necessary in caring for your select person. Integrate your strategies as you develop a care plan describing how you would approach the situation and care for the patient. Review the “Care Plan” template prior to beginning.
Include the following in your care plan:
Communication: family and patient
Treatment options that align with the specific culture
Education: family and patient
Family roles in the process
Any additional components that you feel would need to be addressed (from your perspective as a health care professional)