What may help

Talk to your Doctor
Talk to your Doctor and other health care providers about customs or family traditions that they may need to consider. This may be as simple as working around prayer times, or as detailed as instructing them on how to handle a body after death.

Call on your community
You may like to enlist the help of family members, friends or others from your cultural community in ensuring your beliefs and customs are respected. If you are unwilling or unable to assert your wishes, they can step in on your behalf.

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Life, Hope & Reality was developed and written by Afaf Girgis, Claire Johnson, and Sylvie Lambert with funding from the NHMRC and Cancer Council NSW.

Last updated 30 August 2015