Health Care Provider and Faith Diversity Hlt-310v Essay

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Health Care Provider and Faith Diversity: First Draft

Grand Canyon University: HLTH 310V

As nurses it is important to understand that there is not just one faith, but there are numerous faiths. In order to provide quality of care to our patient, it is important we have insight and understanding to one’s belief. Three religions that are often encountered in health care are Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism with similarities and differences shared within the religions. This paper describes each religion with its spiritual perspectives on healing and its healing components. Also discussed is how the health care providers spiritual belief may differ from the patient beliefs. The comparison is also made with the religions and
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The Islam perspective in spiritual healing is called Ruqya. In order to counteract the negative forces of the Evil Eye or Black Magic, you must use positive divine energy toward this. This practice has been around for centuries and is a basis for healing. Allah the Almighty permits spiritual healing. Spiritual healing with faith and belief are ways of dealing with life’s calamities and physical trials. The faiths components of healing are prayers. Their belief is physical illness can be cured by prayers and an illness is not a punishment from God. Death is viewed as the entrance to the next life. Prayers are done daily, five times a day for spiritual inspiration. As a health care provider of different faith, it is important we understand and appreciate the belief of the Islam faith in our patient. If possible, providing the patient with a nurse of the same sex, limited eye contact, avoid touching the patient while talking and providing the patient privacy are signs of respect. Offer a quiet prayer room if needed and if the room has religious artifact of non-islamic faith, offer to remove symbols or cover them. Using these principles preserves the patient’s faith and respect. This gives the patient autonomy, with optimal treatment of medicine. | | | | | | | | | |
Buddhism is a religion to about 300 million people

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