2nd Edition

Religions, Culture and Healthcare
A Practical Handbook for Use in Healthcare Environments, Second Edition

ISBN 9781846192609
Published February 25, 2009 by CRC Press
154 Pages

USD $42.95

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Book Description

Health professionals provide care to patients of differing religions and cultures, and knowledge of their cultural and religious background, way of life and beliefs and practices is vital to delivering sensitive and responsive care. This revised and updated guide provides practical and comprehensive information on each of the major faiths, providing an accessible reference for appropriate day to day care of patients in multicultural societies. Healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants, physiotherapists, psychologists, hospital chaplains and administrative staff will find it an indispensable ready reference.

Table of Contents

Cultural and religious diversity within healthcare. Spiritual care. Elements of care. Religions and other faith groups within the United Kingdom. Baha’I. Christian. Other groups. Christian Science. Jehovah’s Witnesses. Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints). Rastafarian. Hindu. Muslim. Jain. Jewish. Pagan. Sikh. Zoroastrian.

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