Prayers & Rituals at a time of Illness & Dying: The Practices of Five World Religions

Prayers & Rituals at a time of Illness & Dying: The Practices of Five World Religions

By: "Fosarelli, Pat"

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"As new - gift quality! ""clear instructions for both health care professionals on how to address the spiritual needs of ailing Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Christians and Jews…basic beliefs as they relate to illness and end-of-life issues…also includes specific suggestions about what not to do or say in respect to different faith traditions..."" 92 annotated pages including Bibliography."


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In the course of caring for the ill or dying, health care professionals are sometimes the only ones available to provide spiritual comfort to their patients. In our modern pluralistic society, where patients could come from any number of religious traditions, it can often be difficult to find exactly the right words in these situations.

Prayers and Rituals at a Time of Illness and Dying: The Practices of Five World Religions by experienced physician and theologian Pat Fosarelli offers clear instructions for health care professionals on how to better understand the needs of their Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Christian, and Jewish patients during these difficult times. Devoting separate chapters to each tradition, Fosarelli briefly outlines the basic beliefs and then looks at the main tenets of each religion, exploring the varied approaches that they take to illness and end-of-life issues. For each tradition, she also describes practices and offers suitable prayers. Each chapter suggests modifications that may be necessary for Western hospitals, modifications for children, and specific suggestions about what not to do or say in respect to different faith traditions.

This easy-to-use, pocket-sized resource will be referenced again and again by physicians, paramedics, hospital and military chaplains, pastoral counselors, hospice providers, and other medical professionals.

Title: Prayers & Rituals at a time of Illness & Dying: The Practices of Five World Religions

Author Name: "Fosarelli, Pat"

Categories: medicine,

Edition: (1st edition)

Publisher: "West Conshohocken, PA", Templeton Foundation Press: 2008

ISBN Number: 1599471469

ISBN Number 13: 9781599471464

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: FINE

lb: 2.10 lb

Seller ID: 6-4P001

Keywords: RELIGION end-of-life MEDICAL / Caregiving,