World Religions for Healthcare Professionals (tent.) / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|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
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