Religions, Culture and Healthcare: A Practical Handbook for by Susan Hollins

By Susan Hollins

Overall healthiness pros supply care to sufferers of differing religions and cultures, and information in their cultural and spiritual historical past, lifestyle and ideology and practices is essential to supplying delicate and responsive care. This revised and up-to-date advisor presents useful and accomplished info on all of the significant faiths, delivering an obtainable reference for acceptable daily care of sufferers in multicultural societies. Healthcare pros, together with medical professionals, nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants, physiotherapists, psychologists, sanatorium chaplains and administrative employees will locate it an fundamental prepared reference.

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Marriages and family relationships are ' sealed' for time and eternity. There is strong emphasis upon healthy living ( chastity, honesty, no pornography or premarital sex, foul language or gambling) and the care of the body. Naming system There may be some cultural variations in the use of names, but most Mormons will follow the western form of naming. Religious obligations Members of the church who have undergone a special temple ceremony known as the Endowment wear sacred undergarments . These private garments are worn at all times .

Medical, pregnancy etc) . S ome Christians maintain a strict adherence to a Lenten discipline throughout the 6 week period up to Easter by not eating more luxurious kinds of food. S ome Christians may wish to fast before receiving Holy C ommunion ( e specially in the early morning ) . Dress • In general Christians are not obliged to dress in a particular way in terms of everyday wear. g. Amish, C onservative Quakers ) . Monks or nuns ( religious ) may have clothes which would include the wearing of robes and a head- covering ( for women) .

Mothers who are breastfeeding, and people under 1 5 years or over 70 years of age are exempted from fasting. Dress In general there are no religious obligations with regard to everyday wear. Language B aha'i is an ethnically diverse religion. B aha'i families may speak several languages other than English, depending on their cultural background. Birth The birth of a child is a time of j oy. There are no rituals associated with birth. Personal hygiene B aha'is require no special conditions with regard to washing, bathing, etc.

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