Health Care Provider Faith Diversity

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Health care providers practice in all different settings, in all different parts of the world. The United States has attracted people who have immigrated to America from all over the world, and have brought with them their culture and their faith. As health care providers, the acceptance of the diversity of these faiths is mandatory in order to effectively treat all individuals from these different belief systems. In this paper the author will compare the similarities and differences between the philosophies for providing care from the perspective of the Hindu, Buddhist and Sikh faiths compared to that of the Christian perspective.
Hinduism is one of the oldest world religions dating back to 2500 B.C. and is thought more of a... View More »

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The mind is believed to be the creator of all of their problems. Disease is caused by internal not external factors (Numrich, 2001).
Buddhism faith is about do good, do no harm and meditate. By following the Eightfold path one can escape the cycle of reincarnation and attain nirvana. Buddhists create confidence through meditation which is important to healing. They believe that a spiritually focused person will not become sick. If they do become ill, cure can be obtained through correcting your thinking or by using herbal remedies. Buddhists practice yoga to achieve self-confidence, which enables them to reduce the suffering of illness. Buddhists believe that death is a transition into the next life. It is important to provide a quiet environment at the time of death; if one dies in a good state of mind they will be more likely to have a good rebirth. Family may recite mantras or prayers to help maintain a good state of mind. When the person has passed away, it is important to allow the family members to wash and adorn the body. Western medicine is thought to weaken the body (Numrich, 2001).
Guru Kanak founded Sikhism, 600 years ago in Punjab, located North of India. Sikhism the 5th largest religion in the world, the followers believe that there is only one god, Waheguru who is the ultimate healer. Sikhism believe in mediation being an essential part of healing since it triggers the body to naturally fight disease by boosting the immunity system. The Sikh use prayer, hymns and holy music to help in healing. It is important for the healthcare provider not to ...

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