Health Care Provider and Faith Diversity- First Draft
HLT-310V Spirituality in Health Care
Grand Canyon University
December 16th, 2012
Abstract (good abstract included.)
When caring for patients whose backgrounds are different to their own, nurses may find it difficult to understand their perspective and needs, and may make assumptions about them that turn out to be mistaken as stated by Komaromy,( 2004). Although there are many different religions, the three that will be elaborated on and compared to the Christian religion are Islam, Buddhism and Bahia Faith. The paper will show that spirituality is inherent, regardless of where you are from or the difference in culture. The basic beliefs about healing and prayer is not that much different from Christianity. They all share the common values of caring for their fellowmen, and receiving healing from illness.
This is the second largest religion, next to Christianity with 1.3 billion followers. This is based on the leadership of the Prophet Mohammad and they follow the teachings of the Quran. They believe there is only one God, (Allah and that they should submit to His will. The Islamic (there is a beginning parentheses but no clue where it ends to separate the idea).faith teaches what is called the five Pillars of Islam: faith, prayer, fasting, pilgrimage and aim. Depending on each person’s deed during his lifetime, he will go to paradise or hell after death. This faith believes in praying to Allah for healing when one is sick, but at the same time they think God may cause illness as a test, a way of getting mankind to return to God’s purpose. During illness one must seek God’s help with patience and prayer. (Ai(should this be capitalized?). The Art Institutes – Religious Facts) Religion Facts.com.(Is this acitation, a bit confusing?) Basically the Islamic religion believes that all illness is caused from the heart and until the heart is right, one cannot be healed. The heart becomes right by asking for forgiveness from Allah, Another important aspect of this religion in health care understanding( watch the spacing between words) regarding touch, such as a female bathing a male patient and handling of the body after the patient passes.
Bahia good information
This religion was founded by Baha’u’llah in 1863, and has approximately 5-7 million followers. The belief is to develop in spirituality and draw closer to God. There is but one God who is the ruler of the universe. The belief is that God does not need us to worship Him but what he asked us to do, is to benefit mankind (Religion Facts.com). This religion believes that after life the soul separates from the body and begins a journey towards or away from God. Heaven and hell are states of being. The Bahia faith practices daily prayer, avoids intoxication by drinking or smoking, hardworking, believes in education, works for social justice and equality, and practices monogamy. There is a prayer for every occasion, such as for healing, growth, difficulties in life and marriage. One must pray and fast to receive healing, (Boston Healing Landscape, Boston University).
Founded by Siddhartha Gautama (The Buddha), in c.520 BC NE India. The religion has since split into several sects and has adapted a wide variety of beliefs( include period) ( Add this to beginning of next sentence).it has. Over 360 million followers. The purpose is to avoid suffering and gain enlightenment and release from the cycle of rebirth, or at least attain a better rebirth by gaining merit. The Buddhist believes in reincarnation of all creatures and is strict vegetarians. They do not think the world is created or ruled by God. (The Big Religion- Chart Religious Facts).The universe is populated by celestial Buddha that inspires people...