Caring for the Islamic patient.

  title={Caring for the Islamic patient.},
  author={A T McKennis},
  journal={AORN journal},
  volume={69 6},
  pages={1187-96; quiz 1199-206}
The delivery of culturally sensitive care by perioperative nurses is an essential element of patient advocacy. To provide culturally astute care, nurses must familiarize themselves with the world's religious and ethnic groups. Islam is a worldwide religion and, like all religions, is practiced along a spectrum ranging from very conservative and traditional practices to the more liberal and contemporary ones. A person may accept some, all, or none, of the principles discussed in this manuscript… CONTINUE READING