When providers are called to deliver spiritual care to a patient of a different culture, especially if the patient is preparing to die, understanding religious and spiritual beliefs can promote conversations about specific spiritual needs. Muslims will be discussed as one culturally diverse population that frequently receives care from non-Muslim providers.
Learning Outcome: After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to discuss basic attributes of Islamic spirituality to assist in the delivery of end-of-life spiritual support to Muslim patients. Learning Engagement Activity: • Nurses and health care team members provide care at end of life with respect for spiritual beliefs and practices. Identify the three categories of Islamic spirituality (see Figure 1) and how they impact providing respectful care to Muslim patients at end of life. • Review Table 1. Practical Tips for Muslim Spiritual Care to gain a basic understanding for managing end-of-life care for the Muslim patient.
Contact hours available until 10/31/2020. Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure: The author(s), editor, editorial board, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared. Accreditation Information: This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN).
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5387. Licensees in the state of California must retain this certificate for four years after the CNE activity is completed.
This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Rosemarie Marmion, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, and Michelle Boyd, MSN, RN, AMSN Education Directors.
The Delivery of End-of-Life Spiritual Care to Muslim Patients by Non-Muslim Providers
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11/11/18 5:17 pm
Very interesting and important reminders since I currently work within a diverse healthcare population
1/22/19 10:37 pm
Very informative article thank you for the information
2/7/19 4:34 am
Very informative and helpful in the hospital environment.
7/4/19 3:21 pm
10/7/19 5:40 pm
Although I do not work in a very diverse area of the country, I have had the opportunity to care for end of life pts of Muslim faith and needed to move the bed to face Mecca. This article was informative.
1/4/20 2:42 pm
treat people the way you want to be treated,
3/8/20 10:46 am
I didn't realize that there were things I could do as a non-Muslim nurse to assist my Muslim patients for end-of-life care.