Why establishing a Hospice for Asian Americans?
Death is inevitable, but for terminally ill patients actually facing it, the process is not an easy one. Most people fear of suffering and loneliness, and some people felt it is hopeless. Due to language and cultural barriers, many Chinese and Asian American terminally ill patients failed to make full use of the best resources, hospice care, which is available in the mainstream society for terminally ill patients and family members. We hope through a team of Chinese/Asian American healthcare professionals and trained volunteers, we will be able to overcome these barriers and to offer support for Chinese/Asian American terminally ill patients and family members living in the South Bay Area.