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World Religions for Healthcare Professionals (tent.) / Edition 1

World Religions for Healthcare Professionals (tent.) / Edition 1

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World Religions for Healthcare Professionals provides 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789038135
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/03/2009
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Siroj Sorajjakool is Professor of Religion at Loma Linda University, USA.

Mark F. Carr is Professor of Christian Bioethics and Director, Loma Linda University, USA.

Julius J. Nam is Associate Professor of Religion at Loma Linda University, USA.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 Introduction Ernie Bursey 1

2 American Indian Religions Carla Gober Roy Kim 14

3 Hinduism Manoj Shah Siroj Sorajjakool 32

4 Buddhism Siroj Sorajjakool Supaporn Naewbood 48

5 Chinese Religions Kwang-Hee Park 62

6 Sikhism Arvind Mandair 77

7 Islam Hamid Mavani 95

8 Judaism Douglas Kohn 113

9 Christianity David R. Larson 130

10 Recent Religious Movements in America Julius J. Nam 147

Conclusion Mark F. Carr Siroj Sorajjakool Julius J. Nam 168

Index 172

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