Caring for Dying People of Different Faiths

Caring for Dying People of Different Faiths

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Fully revised third edition of a book previously published by Mosby. An introduction to, with brief history and details of, the main beliefs held in the world's major religions relating to death and dying. Covers Judaism, Christianity, Afro-caribbean and African customs and beliefs, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Chinese customs, Japanese customs, Humanism, and people as individuals. Essential reference for all caring for dying people - palliative care physicians, nurses, and counselors - who wish to respect diversity and deal sensitively with the varying beliefs and customs of their patients.Services at the bedside may be very important to Roman Catholics, and the parish priest or the Roman Catholic hospital chaplain should be called in. ... A rosary, medallions of the Pope, Saints, or the Virgin Mary, and often a crucifix may be brought by the patienta#39;s family and friends ... Great emphasis may be put on the funeral and this is particularly the case if the family is Irish in origin, when the funeralanbsp;...

Title:Caring for Dying People of Different Faiths
Author: Julia Neuberger
Publisher:Radcliffe Publishing - 2004-01-01

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