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Author Kirkwood, Neville A.

Title A hospital handbook on multiculturalism and religion / Neville A. Kirkwood
Edition Revised edition
Published Harrisburg, Pa. : Morehouse, [2005]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  362.108693 Kir/Hho 2005  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 130 pages ; 16 cm
Contents Foreword / B. J. Amos -- 1. A multicultural society -- 2. Christianity -- 3. Islam -- 4. Judaism -- 5. Hinduism -- 6. Jainism -- 7. Sikhism -- 8. Buddhism -- 9. China's complementary religions -- 10. Japanese beliefs and practices -- 11. Baha'i faith -- App. Religious food observance
Summary "In our religiously pluralistic society, clergy, medical, and nursing staffs in modern hospitals care for people with varied beliefs and customs. And that care means more than just performing surgeries or dispensing medicine - it involves taking care of the entire person. So it's vitally important to be familiar with cultural and religious understandings and expectations surrounding health issues - from hygiene to pastoral care, transfusions, and even the practices associated with death. This revised edition of A Hospital Handbook on Multiculturalism and Religion is a succinct guide to the care of patients from a variety of faiths."--BOOK JACKET
Notes "Practical guidelines for health care workers"--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-130)
Subject Cultural pluralism.
Hospital care -- Religious aspects.
Hospital patients -- Religious life -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Hospital patients -- Religious life.
Medicine -- Religious aspects.
Minorities -- Hospital care.
Cultural Diversity.
Minority Groups.
Professional-Patient Relations.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
LC no. 2004023715
ISBN 0819221848 (paperback)
Other Titles Hospital handbook on multiculturalism and religion : practical guidelines for health care workers