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A Multi-Faith Resource for Healthcare Staff

Primary Author: NHS Education for Scotland

Guide developed to provide healthcare workers with knowledge, awareness, and sensitivity to the needs of the diverse faith and belief groups they may encounter in their every day work. For each faith tradition or cultural group included information is provided on: attitudes to healthcare staff and illness; religious practices; diet; fasting; washing and toilet; ideas of modesty and dress; death customs; birth customs; family planning; and blood transfusions, transplants and organ donation.

Date Last Modified 11/28/2006 Manual/guide

Bioethics for clinicians: Hinduism and Sikhism

Primary Author: Harold Coward, University of Victoria

Peer-reviewed article from the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) describing how Hindu and Sikh beliefs may impact the provision of health care. The article includes "Essential qualities of ethical approaches to communication and caregiving involving Hindu and Sikh patients" and two case examples.

Date Last Modified 11/01/2000 Article, Case example/study

The Medical Manual for Religio-Cultural Competence: Caring for Religiously Diverse Populations

Primary Author: Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

This book "details how religious traditions and practices affect medical decisions in ten major world religions – Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Shinto, Traditional Chinese, American Indian & Alaska Natives and Afro-Caribbean." It is a guidebook for medical practice.

Date Last Modified 12/01/2009 Book