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

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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.

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From reviews of the First Edition:'Provides a summary of information about various religions and other faith groups, and covers the requirements of each in relation to elements of care such as religious obligations, diet, attitudes to illness, death and dying, and post-mortem considerations.' NURSING AND THERAPIES NEWS'There is a need for a book such as this, which details the basics of religious belief and practice for the great majority of patients.' HEALTHCARE COUNSELLING AND PSYCOTHERAPY JOURNAL'The real strength of the book is the feel-on-the-ground descriptions of the many practical aspects that should form the starting point for caring for patients. A clear and useful reference.' DIETETICS TODAY'A stimulating and informative book that staff in health and social care will find useful.' NURSING STANDARD Reviews of the Current Edition "Enables users to make easy contrasts and comparisons. The text is complemented by current references and a resources section for further research. The exemplary design of this ready reference handbook makes it the perfect choice for clinicians and counselors who are working with diverse groups of individuals. Additionally it will be a useful addition to professional and academic library collections...Recommended" CHOICE "provides practical and comprehensive information on each of the major faiths and their relationship to health care issues...this volume can contribute to provide healthcare professionals with a better understanding of the major world's faiths and the way in which this knowledge could help them to improve the quality of patients' care. Doctors, nurses, midwives, hospital chaplains and administrative staff will find in this book an indispensable ready reference." MEDICINE, HEALTH CARE AND PHILOSOPHY "A welcome addition to the literature available to healthcare staff to help them develop the knowledge and understanding of the individual religious and spiritual needs of the patients they treat" INCLUSION NEWS 'Appropriate for all healthcare providers and students, regardless of experience level. The author is an authority in the area of spirituality and belief systems - 5 Stars!' Doody Book Reviews

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