Differences Between Christianity And Buddhism

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The purpose of this paper was to examine and discover the similarities and the differences of Christianity and Buddhism in their worldview philosophies and attitude concerning healthcare. A comparative analysis was completed between the two religions as it relates to their respective belief systems, spiritual practices, overview on health and perspective on healing. Although results revealed some similarities, subtle and significant differences do exist. Healthcare providers need to be familiar with these nuances in order to meet the healthcare needs of a spiritually diverse population. Health Care Provider and Faith Diversity: First Draft Spiritual diversity has become a seemingly ubiquitous part in today’s healthcare. Doctors, nurses and other providers are challenged on a daily basis in an attempt to consider and assimilate their patient’s different religious beliefs. The recent trends and strong indications of religious vitality and diversity present a pressing need to recognize various faith traditions in healthcare ethics (Reimer-Kirkham, Grypma, & Terblanche, 2013). Christianity and Buddhism, two of the most widely practiced religions today, bring their own viewpoints concerning healthcare. These religious beliefs may have similar ideas with regard to illness and healing. However, the differences in health practices and the approach to achieving optimal health can be both insignificant and consequential. This paper will explore and compare
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