Top Ten Things Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About Caring for Hindus.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Hinduism is one of the five major world religions with >1 billion followers worldwide and encompasses a diversity of belief systems. As of 2010, an estimated 1.8 million Hindus lived in the United States, and this number is expected to increase to 4.8 million by 2050, making the United States home to the largest Hindu population outside of South Asia. As this population continues to grow, it will become increasingly important that clinicians of all disciplines develop a basic understanding of their beliefs and practices to address their palliative care needs. This article highlights 10 considerations for Hindu patients and their families relevant to inpatient care, symptom management, and advance care planning.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Patel, RV; Patel, VR; Patel, DR; Kamal, AH; Nelson, JE

Published Date

  • July 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 980 - 984

PubMed ID

  • 32302496

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-7740

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1089/jpm.2020.0146


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States