As more and more patients with different cultural and religious backgrounds seek out American doctors as their healthcare providers, it is becoming more vital than ever to have an understanding of your patients religious practices to give them the best care available to them. By learning, as well as seeking deeper information about your patients cultures, you can better assist them and know how to comfort them in times of stress and need. The following resources are available to help you get fast facts and accurate information on numerous faiths, so that you can know what medical practices may be unaccepted or offensive to many patients with different beliefs and cultures.
Information covered includes customs and practices in prayer, dietary needs, end-of-life practices, medical restrictions, and more.
I hope this guide gives you quick and helpful resources that will better serve you and your patients.
Useful SUBJECT HEADINGS for this topic:
Country - religion
Country - social life and customs
Cross cultural studies
Ethnic Groups Health - cross cultural studies
Health behavior - cross cultural studies
Medical anthropology - country
Medical ethics - cross cultural studies
Nursing - cross cultural studies
Transcultural medical care
W50 - Medical ethics
W84 - Health Services. Quality of care
W85 - Patients. Attitude and compliance (Rights)
WA30 - Socioeconomic and environmental factors in public health (General)
WA300 - Health problems of special population groups
WA395 - Health in developing countries (General)
WB310 - Hospice care. Palliative care. Terminal care
WB710 - Diseases of geographic areas
WB720 - Diseases of ethnic groups (General of not elsewhere classified)
WY107 - Transcultural nursing