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Responding to Illness Across Faith Traditions

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Three clergy representing Christianity, Islam, and Judaism respond to two questions posed by a constructed-real life and common case. The two questions were: (1) Do you inform a patient that they are dying of terminal cancer and (2) The patient says that they want "everything" done to keep them alive; how do you counsel the family members? Topics such as: truth, commitment, decision making are discussed along with personal values and religious beliefs.; The learning objectives for this presentation are (1) Appreciate the influence of patients' and families' religious belief systems on their understanding of illness and their decisions about health care and (2) Consider the role played by leaders of religious communities in helping patients and families cope with illness, make care de [...]
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1997
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)