Answered By: Amy Rice
Last Updated: Jul 01, 2016     Views: 51

Search terms: end of life, palliative care, brain death criteria, advanced directives, + american indians, native americans, multicultural communication

Where to search: 

Library Databases (from Databases A-Z list) 

  • All EBSCO
  • All ProQuest
  • Ebrary
  • ​Credo

Credo entry under “Native American Healing”

Appendix O: Native American medicine. (2005). In W. Jonas (Ed.), Mosby's dictionary of complementary and alternative medicine. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Health Sciences. Retrieved from


Other Information Sources

  • Google Scholar (
  • National Library of Medicine
  • NIH website for American Indian Health
  • Resources explaining traditional healing practices​

  • A look at end of life care issues for Native Americans (National Cancer Institute, U.S. Government)

  • PowerPoint Curriculum explaining how to use the wheel of life for end of life decisions when working with Native Americans

  • Scholarly article on end of life issues with American Indians:

Hampton, J. W. (2005). End-of-life issues for American Indians: A commentary. Journal of Cancer Education, 20(S1), 37-40.

  • St Luke’s Cultural and Spiritual Dictionary for Chaplains.