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2nd Edition

Caring for Muslim Patients

ISBN 9781857758122
Published November 1, 2008 by Routledge
408 Pages

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Book Description

This unique and comprehensive book is an authoritative guide to dermatological conditions for black populations in Africa. As well as being an essential reference for all doctors, healthcare and voluntary workers in Africa, it is of interest throughout the world, given the increase in presentation of such conditions everywhere as a result of intercontinental travel. Conditions are described in a consistent format for ease of use. The book contains over six hundred clear colour pictures of dermatological cases to greatly assist the recognition, diagnosis and treatment of both common and rare skin conditions.

Table of Contents

Muslims in the West: demographic and socio-economic position. The Muslim grand narrative. Health and disease: an Islamic framework. Principles of Islamic bioethics. The family: predicament and promise. Birth customs: meaning and significance. Managing the fasting patient: sacred ritual, modern challenges. Hajj: journey of a lifetime. Death and bereavement: an exploration and a meditation. Conclusions: breaking barriers, building bridges.

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