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Death-related experiences and funerary practices of the Hmong refugee in the United States

TitleDeath-related experiences and funerary practices of the Hmong refugee in the United States
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1987
AuthorsHayes, CL, Kalish, RA
JournalOmega: Journal of Death and DyingOmega: Journal of Death and Dying
Volume18
Pagination1987-1988
ISBN Number0030-2228<br/>1541-3764
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 1988-35480-001
Keywords*Asians, *Death Rites, *Refugees, Culture & Ethnology [2930], death experiences & problems in maintaining funerary practices, Hmong refugees, Grief, Human
AbstractDiscusses the death-related experiences and concerns of Hmong refugees from Laos. Traditional funerary and burial practices of the Hmong and the barriers to maintaining these practices in the US are discussed. Parallels are drawn between the experiences of the Hmong and those of holocaust victims. It is reported that because of their immense losses, many older Hmong are experiencing severe mental health problems. For those professionals and service providers who work with the dying and grieving, the present authors argue that it is essential that the customs and values of the population with whom they are working be considered. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
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