Respecting Cultural Differences in Goals of Care Conversations

  • Divya Choudhury Lovett College, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA
  • Nico Nortjé Department of Critical Care, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
Keywords: goals of care, conversations, patients, culture, values

Abstract

Goals of care conversations are often tough when patients face a poor prognosis, yet when patients are from a different culture it may be even more difficult. However, seeing cultural values as complementing rather than opposing could be beneficial to the care of the patient.

Published
2019-11-11
How to Cite
[1]
Choudhury D, Nortjé N. Respecting Cultural Differences in Goals of Care Conversations. Can. J. Bioeth. 2019;2:143-4. https://doi.org/10.7202/1065694ar.
Section
Case studies