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
Language(s): English


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.

How to Cite
Choudhury D, Nortjé N. Respecting Cultural Differences in Goals of Care Conversations. Can. J. Bioeth. 2019;2:143-4.
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