The cultural context of death rituals and mourning practices.

  title={The cultural context of death rituals and mourning practices.},
  author={Marjorie L Kagawa-Singer},
  journal={Oncology nursing forum},
  volume={25 10},
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To focus on the universal tasks of coping with the loss of a loved one and describe how various cultures have designed rituals to channel this grief. DATA SOURCES Published articles, books, and clinical experience. DATA SYNTHESIS Death is the final life transition and often is surrounded by culturally specific rituals to assist the bereaved in their expression of grief and mourning and in caring for the dying. These culturally unique rituals and mourning practices serve… CONTINUE READING

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