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dc.contributor.supervisor Kulig, Judith Celene
dc.contributor.supervisor Ferzacca, Steven
dc.contributor.author Fan, HaiYan (LingLing)
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-01T22:06:43Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-01T22:06:43Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3079
dc.description xi, 231 leaves ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract This multi-sited ethnography focuses on beliefs and practices associated with death, dying, and palliative care among the Low German-Speaking (LGS) Mennonites. The qualitative data, collected through participant-observation fieldwork and interviews conducted in three LGS Mennonite communities in Mexico and Canada, show a gap between official definitions of palliative care and its practice in real life. The LGS Mennonites’ care for their dying members, in reality, is integrated into their community lives that emphasize or reinforce discipleship by promoting the practices of mutual aid, social networks, and brotherhood/sisterhood among community members. This study also offers ethnographic insights into some difficulties that healthcare providers face while delivering the “holistic” palliative care services to their patients in general, and to the LGS Mennonites in particular. Finally, it provides some suggestions that may aid healthcare providers in developing culturally safe and competent health care services for the LGS Mennonite people living in Canada. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Anthropology and Health Sciences, 2011 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Mennonites -- Health and hygiene -- Canada en_US
dc.subject Mennonites -- Health and hygiene -- Mexico en_US
dc.subject Mennonites -- Social life and customs -- Canada en_US
dc.subject Mennonites -- Social life and customs -- Mexico en_US
dc.subject Palliative treatment -- Canada -- Religious aspects en_US
dc.subject Palliative treatment -- Mexico -- Religious aspects en_US
dc.subject Death -- Religious aspects en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Medical encounters in "closed religious communities" : palliative care for Low German-Speaking Mennonite people en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Anthropology & Health Sciences en_US
dc.degree.level Masters


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