Palliative care for Sikhs

Int J Palliat Nurs. 2003 Nov;9(11):496-8. doi: 10.12968/ijpn.2003.9.11.11875.


This article provides an overview of the palliative care needs of Sikh patients. It describes the basis of Sikh beliefs and practices and discusses practical aspects of caring for terminally ill Sikh patients and their families. Issues before and after death are considered and the importance of an individual approach is highlighted.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Attitude to Death / ethnology*
  • Attitude to Health / ethnology*
  • Funeral Rites / psychology
  • Humans
  • India / ethnology
  • Nurse's Role
  • Palliative Care / methods
  • Palliative Care / psychology*
  • Religion and Psychology*
  • Transcultural Nursing
  • United Kingdom