Previous Chapter Chapter 14: Culture-Specific and Culture-Sensitive End-of-Life Care: A Case Study Based on Kashi Labh Mukti Bhawan, Banaras

Umesh K. Singh

In: Discourses on Aging and Dying

Chapter 14: Culture-Specific and Culture-Sensitive End-of-Life Care: A Case Study Based on Kashi Labh Mukti Bhawan, Banaras

  • Citations
  • Add to My List
  • Text Size

Culture-Specific and Culture-Sensitive End-of-Life Care: A Case Study Based on Kashi Labh Mukti Bhawan, Banaras
Culture-specific and culture-sensitive end-of-life care: A case study based on Kashi Labh Mukti Bhawan, Banaras
UmeshK.Singh

In all the major civilizations of the world, death, dying, the disposal of dead body and rituals related with death have been of a major concern to the society. ‘Death’ is a socially constructed idea. The fears, hopes and orientations that people have towards it are not instinctive but rather, are learned from such symbols as language, art, and the religious and funerary rituals of their culture. Every culture has a coherent mortality thesis whose explanations of death are so thoroughly ingrained that they are believed to be right by its members (Kearl 1989).

Following Toynbee (1976), ...

Looks like you do not have access to this content.

Login

Don’t know how to login?

Click here for free trial login.

Back to Top

Copy and paste the following HTML into your website