Learn why respecting culture means so much to your clients and their loved ones at the end of life. The end-of-life process is a significant experience for a person who is dying and his or her family, and it can often be challenging for a social worker to provide emotional support during this time.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, usually known as North Korea, is a state that occupies the northern half of the Korean peninsula.
For much of its short history, North Korea was regarded as a Soviet satellite state. With the fall of the Soviet Union inhowever, North Korea's unique socialism has stood out in the post-Cold War world.
Little is known about North Korea in the United States, or in the world for that matter; except for the rare but striking news story about its international terrorism, the nuclear arms threat, and the devastating famine of recent years, nothing substantial is known about North Korea.
This is due to the nation's strict closed-country policy: Widely regarded as one of the few Stalinist regimes persisting into the post-Cold War era, North Korea—along with its culture, history, and society, and the daily lives of its residents—is hidden behind iron curtains.
So little is known about North Korea that the country is often demonized in the Western media. This is in a stark contrast to South Korea, from which millions have emigrated to the United States, forming a substantial Korean American population. South Korea and North Korea share a half-century history of confrontation and antagonism, often involving bloodshed, as manifested in the Korean War of Nevertheless, South and North Korea stem from one nation.
North Korea shares borders with China and Russia to the north and the military demarcation line with South Korea in the south. The total area measures 46, square milessquare kilometerswith land boundaries of 1, miles 1, kilometersand a coastline of 1, miles 2, kilometers.
It is divided into 14 percent arable land, 2 percent permanent cropland, and 61 percent forest- and woodland. The country's terrain is mostly covered with hills and mountains. The highest point is Mount Paektu, which rises to 9, feet 2, meters. North Korea's capital is P'yongyang.
At the founding of North Korea init was the only city located in the northern half of the peninsula that had a notable historical heritage going back to the premodern era. Kaesong, which once was an ancient capital of the Koryo kingdom —located in the middle of the peninsula, became incorporated into North Korean territory only after the truce agreement that ended the Korean War.
Kaesong, P'yongyang, and Namp'o, a new industrial city, are special cities with independent juridical authorities. The rest of the country is divided into nine provinces. As of JulyNorth Korea's population was 21,, with a sex ratio from birth to the age 15 of 1.
The infant mortality rate stood at The life expectancy was The total fertility rate measured 1. The population is more or less homogeneously Korean, with a small Chinese community in the north and a few hundred North Korea Japanese who are mainly wives of the Korean and repatriated with their husbands after the war.
The cultural and sociopolitical division of more than half a century, however, pushed the languages in the peninsula far apart, if not in syntax, at least in semantics.
When North Korea faced the task of building a new national culture, it faced a serious problem of illiteracy. For example, over 90 percent of women in northern Korea in were illiterate; they in turn made up 65 percent of the total illiterate population.
In order to overcome illiteracy, North Korea adopted the all-Korean script, eliminating the use of Chinese characters. Traditionally, the Korean language operated on a dual system: The syntax of the Chinese and Korean languages are distinct and for those who did not have access to formal education, the world of writing was remote and unknowable.
Inunder the initiative of King Sejong of Yi dynasty Korea, court scholars invented a Korean script named hunminjongum "the correct sound to be taught the commoners".
The original set consisted of seventeen consonants and eleven vowels. The script represented the phonetic sounds of Korean; using the script, therefore, one could write the language that people actually spoke. The advantage of using this script instead of the classical Chinese was obvious: For example, the bureaucrats' qualification examinations and court documentation were all in classical Chinese, while popular stories were written in Korean script.
With more reforms over many centuries, the Korean of the late nineteenth century had developed more vowels and consonants. North Korea inherited this modern form of Korean vernacular script consisting of nineteen consonants and twenty-one vowels.
The abolition of the use of Chinese characters from all public printing and writing helped achieved nationwide literacy at a remarkable speed. Bythe United States government estimated that North Korea had a 90 percent literacy rate.
At the end of the twentieth century, it was estimated that 99 percent of North Korea's population could read and write Korean sufficiently.
The national symbols, such as the national emblem and flag, were all created in or thereafter. The North Korean flag consists of three colors:Elementary Forms of Religious Life () examined the religious beliefs and practices of Australian aborigines (the indigenous population), which he and others believed to be the most primitive culture of the time and, thus, closest to.
Explain the purpose of advance care planning in relation to end of life care. Describe own role in supporting and recording decisions about advance care.
Culture can be identified as one's worldview which includes “experiences, expressions, symbols, materials, customs, behaviors, morals, values, attitudes, . Outline key points of theories about the emotional and psychological processes that individuals and key people may experience with the approach of death Explain how the beliefs, religion and culture of individuals and key people influence end-of-life care.
History and Ethnic Relations Emergence of the Nation. Korea's unified history dates at least from the kingdom of Silla (c–), which unified the peninsula in the seventh century C.E.
The Buddhist-influenced kingdom of Koryo (–) followed. End of life care is often dictated by the religious beliefs and culture of individuals. In the case of the Native Americans, traditionally, when a widow fell ill, she would go off on her own to die privately instead of requiring end of life care.