Caring for Hindu Patients

Caring for Hindu Patients

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Hindus form a significant proportion of society today, and healthcare professionals in all settings and locations need an awareness of their beliefs and cultural expectations, to communicate effectively and provide care in an appropriate manner. This book provides that information in a concise and practical form.With a brief and cohesive overview of Hinduism, and a short examination of the population's demographic diversity, the book explores issues such as language, dress, diet and festivals with emphasis on their practical relevance to healthcare professionalsTo improve the health of our patients, we need to be able to address all the issues which affect their health and wellbeing. ... It helps us diagnose and care for Hindu patients, approximately one in a hundred of our community, but goes beyond this on a ... If we learn to do this, any consultation will have a better outcome.

Title:Caring for Hindu Patients
Author:Diviash Thakrar, Rasamandala Das
Publisher:Radcliffe Publishing - 2008


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