The African American Spiritual and Ethical Guide to End of Life Care – What Y’all Gon’ Do With Me? is an excellent resource to help your organization or group get the word out to African-American communities about end-of-life care and planning! The Guide is user-friendly and culturally sensitive.
In this reader-friendly guide, Gloria Thomas Anderson, LMSW, offers information regarding end of life issues faced specifically by African Americans. Racial disparity in health care has caused many people of color to lose trust in doctors or proposed treatment options. End of life decisions also are impacted by African Americans’ unique history, culture and generational family values. This clear guide walks readers through the spiritual, practical and legal considerations in end of life care and provides a springboard for action. Readers will be ready to take better charge of their end of life decisions and care. A Healthcare Advance Directive is included in the Guide!
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Here’s what a few of our customers have said about
“The African-American Spiritual and Ethical Guide to End-of Life Care”!
As the outpatient oncology chaplain on an interdisciplinary care team, I have found Ms. Anderson’s booklet very helpful in opening up difficult conversations in a non-threatening and engaging way. I have used the book with many patients and all have said it was “very helpful” and were grateful for help in learning how to talk about “hard things” at end-of-life.
Thus far, we have used it largely as a resource for staff who are serving an African-American family and/or who are just interested in learning more about the end of life perspective of this community. We have been grateful to have it as a resource.
Having used this booklet now for about 2 years, I have found that it fills a previously unmet need for Medicare mandated and culturally relevant materials to teach medical patients about their choices for end of life planning. I use this booklet regularly to meet federally mandated requirements to engage patients in discussions about their wishes for future medical care and to ensure that they understand their choices for, and how to create, legal documents that document their wishes. It treats the topic thoroughly and patients view it as relevant to their interests because of its obvious relevancy.