A Hospital Handbook on Multiculturalism & Religion: Practical Guidelines for Health Care Workers

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Overview

In our religiously pluralistic society, clergy, medical, and nursing staffs in modern hospitals are confronted with caring for people with varied beliefs and customs. Since the overall care of a patient, and not just the surgeries performed or medicines given, affect an individual's recovery, it is vitally important to be familiar with cultural and religious understandings and expectations around hygiene, pastoral care, autopsies, transfusions, and even the practices associated with death itself.

AHospital Handbook for Multiculturalism and Religion is a succinct guide to the care of patients from a variety of faiths. The original version included Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, and Baha'i. In the revised edition Neville Kirkwood has added chapters on Taoism, Confucianism, Neo-Confucianism, Chinese Buddhism, and Jainism. Each chapter examines not only the customs of adherents to various faith perspectives but also the significance of certain rites and attitudes, supplying health-care workers and chaplains with the information they need to provide the best care possible.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819221841
  • Publisher: Church Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 130
  • Sales rank: 1,309,675
  • Product dimensions: 4.00 (w) x 6.06 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
1 A multicultural society 1
2 Christianity 8
3 Islam 28
4 Judaism 41
5 Hinduism 54
6 Jainism 64
7 Sikhism 72
8 Buddhism 81
9 China's complementary religions 89
10 Japanese beliefs and practices 107
11 Baha'i faith 121
App Religious food observance 127
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2008

    Essential for Care Givers

    This pocket-sized book gives the essence of what you need to know about diet restrictions, hygiene requirements, modesty issues and basic etiquette for helping members of the main religions and cultures of the world. It will save you some headache, and help you avoid insulting unintentionally. As a Chaplain, I give a copy to the Hospital Corpsman of any unit that is deploying. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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