Health Care & Faith Diversity It Is Essay

Length: 4 pages Sources: 5 Subject: Mythology - Religion Type: Essay Paper: #31369841 Related Topics: Organ Donation, Organ Transplant, Health Care Provider, Meditation
Excerpt from Essay :

Health Care & Faith Diversity

It is quite obvious how different religions hold different philosophical views on various aspects and even when it comes to healing. Each religion highly upholds their spiritual values hence the need for health practitioners to be cautious while handling varied clientele whether they hold the same religious sentiments or not. In this research we will major on the views held by the Sikh, Buddhist and Judaist religions in comparison to the Christian belief on healing.

Sikh religion

The Sikh hold the belief that when one is sick it is the will of God and that He is merciful to heal; however one has to consider medical treatment in order to get well. During illness: Sikh patients engage in prayers to seek God for help, seek to obtain peace by remembering Gods name, recite sacred hymns (Gurbani) which are words from the holy scriptures (Guru Granth Sahib) and are normally voiced through the Gurus.

Generally the Sikh religion highly esteems the life of human and its sanctity. Depending on ones practice, Sikh religion allows blood transfusion, does not encourage assisted suicide nor euthanasia, permits autopsy, does not permit autopsy, does not permit circumcision on male infants, accepts the aid of genetic engineering to cure diseases, discourages artificial life support for a terminally ill patient who has been in a vegetative state for an along time, discourages abortion unless medically advised and organ transplants.

As a principle the health care provider should help preserve the faith of the patient by considering the following aspects when caring for a Sikh patient:

1. The patient should be able to enjoy peace and quiet and should not be interrupted even for routine check-ups.

2. One should responsively consider the symbols of faith (the five K's); uncut hair, underwear, ceremonial sword, steel bracelet and wooden comb. Infants should especially wear the symbols and incase shaving has to be done; one has to consult the family members.

3. It is a cultural practice for the Sikhs to visit patients therefore, one should understand when they need to practice their faith.

4. Sikh religion forbids eating...

...

The meaning of health is quite important as it brings out the impact of Buddhist principles on health activities and perception. Health is divided into two related areas; disease of the mind or disease of the body. Mental disease is a critical issue in Buddhism.

Buddhists believe that diseases are as a result of defilement which comes about as a result of ignorance, craving, clinging, greed delusion and hatred. Ailments as well as death are considered common events in human life. Moreover, demons, ghosts and karma (intention of actions) are a source of diseases as well. Monks were previously allowed by Buddha to eat raw flesh and drink raw blood in case ones ailments were inflicted by ghosts. Modern and alternative medicines are considered to be just supportive elements in the healing process.

According to Buddha the noble eightfold path is the preventative measure for all ailments. One is encouraged to properly take care of his body by consuming the right things in order to gain physical health. Like other religions Buddhists support the idea of seeking medical care in order to improve physical health.

Health practitioners should consider the following aspects when dealing with a Buddhist:

1. Meditation is quite important to the Buddhist hence peace and quiet should be maintained as much as possible around the patient.

2. Some are strictly vegetarians hence medication from animal products may become problematic; analgesics may be refused as they are said to affect awareness of the mind.

3. Monks diets required that certain foods including ghee, oil, fresh butter, molasses, and honey (Wichit P. & Luechai S., 2002).

4. Their tools for healing include the mantra, prayer wheels, prayer flags, chanting recordings and meditation practices (Dharma Haven, 2005).…

Sources Used in Documents:

References:

Dharma Haven, (2005).Tools for Healing Relaxing and Awakening. Retrieved March 30,

2012 from http://www.dharma-haven.org/tibetan/healing.htm

Manitoba, (2006). Core Competencies for Spiritual health care Practitioners. Retrieved March 30, 2012 from http://ahpcc.org.uk/pdf/compaudittool.pdf

Marinell & James (2009). Jewish Views of Illness and Healing. Retrieved March 30, 2012


Cite this Document:

"Health Care & Faith Diversity It Is" (2012, March 31) Retrieved June 12, 2021, from
https://www.paperdue.com/essay/health-care-amp-faith-diversity-it-is-78986

"Health Care & Faith Diversity It Is" 31 March 2012. Web.12 June. 2021. <
https://www.paperdue.com/essay/health-care-amp-faith-diversity-it-is-78986>

"Health Care & Faith Diversity It Is", 31 March 2012, Accessed.12 June. 2021,
https://www.paperdue.com/essay/health-care-amp-faith-diversity-it-is-78986

Related Documents
Health Systems Management and Electronic Health Records
Words: 2298 Length: 7 Pages Topic: Healthcare Paper #: 22668572

Health Systems Management and Electronic Health Records Healthcare is an essential factor or tool in relation to the American society. The society of America has no national socialized healthcare system. In this research paper, the focus will be on the Medicare healthcare system in the context of the United States. The paper will focus on illustration of the concepts of the Medicare healthcare system, various management challenges, problems, and opportunities in

Health Care Law Ethics
Words: 383 Length: 1 Pages Topic: Healthcare Paper #: 90256742

Healthcare Health Care Law Ethics Health care over the years has become one of the most important debates to take place within the United States of America. This fact holds particularly true for the major part of the Obama Administrations whose New Health Care policies has been criticized extremely (Zhi Qu, 2010). The world, however, is still waiting for the final curtain to rise and to witness the climax which would be

Care Case Study Slide 1 Footnotes There
Words: 1301 Length: 4 Pages Topic: Healthcare Paper #: 2580470

Care Case Study Slide 1 Footnotes There have been enormous changes due to introduction of various cultural elements in the continuum of care. Before, when people were admitted to assisted living facilities or hospital settings, there were very little cultural elements outside of the majority culture which had sponsored the facility. For example, if a facility was associated with some sort of church or temple, there were elements of that religion

Caring for Ageing Baby Boomers
Words: 636 Length: 2 Pages Topic: Healthcare Paper #: 57353715

To start with, finances have to be availed for the institution of long-term care that is responsive to challenges that the frail Baby Boomers contend with. A viable and affordable community-based delivery system must be built. To achieve lower disability rates, stakeholders should make an undertaking to invest in healthy aging. Finally, the concept of family and the value of seniors in American culture have to be recharged (Knickman

Lesson Plan Amp; Reflection I Didn't Know
Words: 857 Length: 3 Pages Topic: Teaching Paper #: 69943856

Lesson Plan Amp; Reflection I didn't know what state you are in so was unable to do state/district standards! Lesson Plan Age/Grade Range; Developmental Level(s): 7-8/2nd Grade; Below grade level Anticipated Lesson Duration: 45 Minutes Lesson Foundations Pre-assessment (including cognitive and noncognitive measures): All students are reading below grade level (5-7 months) as measured by standardized assessments and teacher observation Curricular Focus, Theme, or Subject Area: Reading: Fluency, word recognition, and comprehension State/District Standards: Learning Objectives: Students will develop

Branding New Service Dominant Logic
Words: 12522 Length: 50 Pages Topic: Business - Advertising Paper #: 77038722

Branding in Service Markets Amp Aim And Objectives Themes for AMP Characteristics Composing Branding Concept Branding Evolution S-D Logic and Service Markets Branding Challenges in Service Markets Considerations for Effective Service Branding Categories and Themes Branding Theory Evolution S-D Logic and Service Markets Branding Challenges in Service Markets Considerations for Effective Service Branding Branding Concept Characteristics Characteristics Composing Branding Concept Sampling of Studies Reviewed Evolution of Branding Theory Evolution of Marketing Service-Brand-Relationship-Value Triangle Brand Identity, Position & Image Just as marketing increasingly influences most aspects of the consumer's lives, brands