3254.0 Religious Aspects of Health Practices

Monday, October 31, 2011: 12:30 PM
Presentations will discuss aspects of religious beliefs and practices which affect health care delivery. Accommodations to practices of modesty, diet, and prayer in Muslim traditions and their importance are described. Speakers will discuss policies for competence of health care professionals in interactions with patients and cooperative interaction between medical and religious professionals. The session seeks ways for improving health care through comprehension and sensitivities regarding various religious traditions and their practices encountered in providing health care
Session Objectives: Identify frequently encountered concerns, like praying and proselytizing, related to patients’/clients’ religious views and professionals’ duties during clinical care. Examine appropriate contents of protocols and policies for competency of health care professionals in addressing religious concerns. Describe accommodations for modesty, dietary practices, and prayer for Muslims in clinical encounters. Explore the value of chaplains and other religious representatives as members of health care teams and models for their incorporation.

12:50 PM
Religious Values & Healthcare Accommodations- Voices from the American Muslim Community
Aasim Padela, MD MSc, Amal Killawi, MSW, Katie Gunter, MPH/MSW and Najah Bazzy, RN

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Organized by: Medical Care

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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