Here is the scenario:
A hospital in a religiously and ethnically diverse community invites local religious leaders, including those belonging to religions with significant health-related beliefs and practices, including Judaism, Islam, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormonism), and Roman Catholicism, to participate in a panel discussion on religion and health care practices. The panel is asked various questions about health-related beliefs and practices such as diet; medications; medical procedures; practices related to birth, reproduction, and death; religious organizational infrastructure for visiting the sick; healing rituals; specific needs during illness and hospitalization; and other health-related issues.
- Are spirituality and religion the same? Explain the rationale and provide your references.
- What is meant by ethnoreligious beliefs and practices? Provide an operational definition, and provide your references
- How are a client’s religious and cultural practices interconnected? provide your references.
- How does your knowledge of a client’s health-related cultural beliefs and practices influence your nursing care for him or her? provide your references.