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Hosp J. 1995;10(2):35-49.

Hispanic American elders: caregiving norms surrounding dying and the use of hospice services.


The purpose of this review is to (1) provide an overview of health and demographic characteristics common to the Hispanic elder population, (2) address family caregiving issues surrounding the terminal illness of a loved one, (3) understand resource utilization by Hispanic elderly and their family caregivers, and (4) make recommendations for the provision of information and education about hospice services. Case examples will illustrate patterns and themes unique to Hispanic caregiving.

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