Ojibwe Beliefs and Rituals in End-of-Life Care

Christina M. Puchalski

in A Time for Listening and Caring

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780195146820
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199999866 | DOI:
Ojibwe Beliefs and Rituals in End-of-Life Care

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This chapter examines the spiritual traditions, beliefs, and rituals of the Ojibwe Tribe concerning end-of-life care, explaining that respect for all underlies Ojibwe belief systems and that Ojibwe spirituality embraces and celebrates life, accepts the limits of human understanding, and inspires action toward self and community. It contends that the beliefs, practices, and rituals of the Ojibwe Tribe can provide insight and comfort to those facing end-of-life issues.

Keywords: Ojibwe Tribe; spiritual traditions; beliefs; rituals; end of life; care

Chapter.  4010 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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