A Brief Note On Muslims And Healthcare Systems

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Muslims and Healthcare Systems Muslim culture is a subculture that is being practiced and followed by several patients we see coming and going to and from the hospital. The purpose of this paper is to examine Muslim culture and discuss how these members interact within today’s healthcare system. This paper will describe three aspects of the Muslim subculture, including: their primary religious beliefs, common interpersonal relationships, and their dietary/food habits. Common stereotypes among this subculture along with the health beliefs and practices of the Muslim community will also be discussed. The sub-acute rehab unit where the writer works will be discussed along with recommendation to enhance the care of Muslim patients.…show more content…
The Quran mentions the names of 25 messengers as well as their message. Prophets preach Muslims to believe in one God, stay away from sins and to lead a life devoted to God. The third pillar involves the Books of Allah. Muslims believe in all scriptures and revelations of God. Although the original/previous scriptures no longer exist today in the original form, the Quran is the last testament that Muslims recite and turn to for guidance in all aspects of their lives. Muslims continue to emphasize the importance of memorizing the Quran word by word and recognizing that it is the Speech of God. The fourth pillar involves the Angels. Muslims believe that Angels are purely spiritual beings that require no food, drink or sleep. They spend their time worshiping God and do not have the ability to disobey Him. Although these Angels cannot be seen by humans, they are still present. The fifth pillar discusses the Day of Judgment. Muslims believe that the life of this world and all that is in it will come to an end on one appointed day. This day will resurrect all the dead and Allah will judge each person individually according to his good or bad actions that he did throughout his/her life. Allah will either reward those who have lead a righteous life, forgive those who disobeyed his command or punish them in the Hellfire. Last but not least, the sixth Pillar of Faith discusses predestination.
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