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Attitudes of Chinese Elderly People towards Death: Practical Implications for Social Workers

Author: Ming-lin, Alice Chong; Lang, Graeme S.
Author Background:
Date 3/1/98
Type Journal
Journal Title: Asia-Pacific-Journal-of-Social-Work
Volume/Pages 8, 1, 50-63.
Subject Matter Asian Pacific Islander
Abstract Documents attitudes of some Chinese elderly people with different religious beliefs toward death & dying, drawing on interview data from 10 adults, ages 65+, in Hong Kong. Religious belief was found to have little impact on death anxiety. Chinese elderly people mainly fear the dying process & becoming an unwanted burden to caregivers. However, they are more willing to talk about & prepare for death than is generally recognized. 1 Table, 1 Figure, 19 References. Adapted from the source document