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Cultural Competence in Caring for Muslim Patients

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To meet the care needs of today's diverse patient community, healthcare professionals must learn to care in environments comprising different worldviews, communication styles and expectations. To meet this challenge, it is...

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To meet the care needs of today's diverse patient community, healthcare professionals must learn to care in environments comprising different worldviews, communication styles and expectations. To meet this challenge, it is essential that they operate from a solid foundation of knowledge, based on high standards for cultural competence in nursing practice. Cultural Competence in Caring for Muslim Patients is designed for nurses and allied healthcare professionals. It offers a deeper insight into ways in which the Islamic faith is intertwined with patient care, and explores approaches with which to effectively address the varying healthcare requirements of a growing and diverse Muslim community. Following a clear and accessible format, the book discusses key issues including:• The identity and religious beliefs of Muslims• The ethical dimension in caring• Understanding the Muslim family system• Health considerations during fasting and pilgrimage (Hajj) What's more, case studies, activities and discussion questions throughout actively support learning and reflective practices. This insightful guide will prove a valuable asset for any nurse or healthcare professional looking to develop their understanding of how to deliver culturally compassionate and congruent care.

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Provides a skillsoriented approach to assist students and practitioners in caring for Muslim patients
Key book on cultural competence to address the needs of a growing Muslim community
Examines the implications of Islamic teachings and religious law on aspects of health care provision including birth and death, nutrition, approaches to modesty and privacy, substance abuse and addictive behaviours, and bioethics
Activities and discussion questions throughout to support learning and reflection

PART I: BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT
1. Muslim and the Islamic Faith: An Introduction; Rassool
2. Healing, Nursing and the Spiritual Dimension: An Islamic Perspective; Rassool
3. Caring as an Act of Spirituality; Lovering
4. Ethical Dimensions in Caring; Lovering
5. Understanding the Family System; Rassool and Sange
6. Health Behaviours in Islam; Rassool and Sange
7. Islamic Belief Affecting Healthcare; Rassool and Sange
8. The Crescent of Care: A Nursing Model to Guide the Care of Muslim Patients; Lovering
PART II: CARE, CONTEMPORARY ISSUES AND HEALTH CONCERNS
9. Health Concerns Related to Muslim Communities; Rassool
10. Fasting and Health Care; Rassool
11. Pilgrimage (Hajj) and Health Considerations; Rassool
12. Mental Health: Cultural and Religious Influences; Rassool and Gemaey
13. Addictive Behaviours: An Islamic Perspective; Rassool
14. Alcohol: The Forbidden Nectar; Rassool
15. Rites de Passage: Birth, Death and Bereavement; Majali
16. Organ Transplantation and End of Life Decisions; Rassool and Sange
17. Putting Cultural Competence All Together: Some Considerations in Caring for Muslim Patients; Rassool.
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G. HUSSEIN RASSOOL is Executive Director and Clinical Consultant at the Sakina Counselling Centre, and had been Professor of Addiction & Mental Health at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Senior Lecturer at the St George's University of London, UK. He is author of a number of books and peer-reviewed papers for national and international scholarly journals.

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G. HUSSEIN RASSOOL is Executive Director and Clinical Consultant at the Sakina Counselling Centre, and had been Professor of Addiction & Mental Health at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Senior Lecturer at the St George's University of London, UK. He is author of a number of books and peer-reviewed papers for national and international scholarly journals.

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