Cultural Diversity and Medical Ethics Term Paper by scribbler

A look at cultural differences in health care - particularly regarding Islamic views about end of life issues.
# 151942 | 1,814 words | 3 sources | APA | 2012 | US

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This paper explains how the USA has become a melting pot for many different cultures and diverse groups with possibly different outlooks on life changing events. It goes on to discuss a journal article that examines end of life issues from an Islamic perspective, comparing and contrasting Islamic issues regarding the end of life with Westernized cultural viewpoints.
End of Life Issues and Culture
What is Death
As a future health care leader, how would you deal with these issues?

From the Paper:

''The advancement of technologies that have the ability to extend life beyond what would have been considered its natural lifespan provide many challenges in the area of medical ethics. These issues affect the patients and their families in dramatic ways. Advances in medicine have provided the ability to prolong the life of seriously ill patients, making issues such as do not resuscitate orders (DNR), advance care planning, refusal of treatments, consent, quality of life, and advance directives an important part of medical practice (Zahedi, Larijani, & Bazzar, 2007). The article, "End of Life Ethical Issues and Islamic Views" examines these issues from an Islamic viewpoint and their affects on end of life issues in Western healthcare practice.
''End of life issues are complex and involve many spiritual, emotional and legal considerations. The legal field has a significant impact on the current state of end of life issues. End of life care also has a significant economic impact as well, accounting for approximately 10-12% of total healthcare costs in the US (Zahedi, Larijani, & Bazzar, 2007). Many studies have been conducted that examine the attitudes of medical professionals in many countries.''

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Emmanuel, E. (2004). The History of Euthanasia Debates in the United States and Britain. Annals of Internal Medicine. 152 (6). Retrieved March 21, 2010 from
  • National Cancer Institute. (2009). Ethical Issues. Us National Institutes of Health. Retrieved March 21, 2010 from
  • Zahedi, F., Larijani, B., & Bazzar, J. (2007). End of Life Issues and Islamic Views. Iran Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. 6 (suppl 5): 5-15. Retrieved March 21, 2010 from

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