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World Religions for Healthcare Professionals,9780789038135

World Religions for Healthcare Professionals

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9780789038135

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0789038137
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Pub. Date:
7/29/2009
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ROUTLEDGE
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Summary

World Religions for Healthcare Professionalsprovides healthcare professionals with a basic knowledge of health beliefs and practices in world religions such as American Indian Religions, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, and Taoism as well as selected new religious movements. It explores how various religious traditions view sickness, health, birth, and death. Its primary aim is to offer healthcare professionals a greater awareness of beliefs and practices so that they will be better informed in providing effective care to patients from various religious backgrounds. Many deeply controversial bioethics issues such as abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and stem cell research are also addressed in this volume from the perspectives of world religions. Written in a user-friendly fashion and easy to reference, this book is suitable for all health practitioners and organized in a way that will make it easy to search and learn basic applications.

Author Biography

Siroj Sorajjakool is Professor of Religion at Loma Linda University, USA. Mark F. Carr is Professor of Ethics and Director of the Center for Christian Bioethics at Loma Linda University, USA. Julius J. Nam is Associate Professor of Religion at Loma Linda University, USA.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
American Indian Religionsp. 14
Hinduismp. 32
Buddhismp. 48
Chinese Religionsp. 62
Sikhismp. 77
Islamp. 95
Judaismp. 113
Christianityp. 130
Recent Religious Movements in Americap. 147
Conclusionp. 168
Indexp. 172
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