Developing Cultural Competency: Healthcare for the Muslim Patient

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Date(s) - Monday, July 15th, 2019
2:45 pm - 4:45 pm

The Chaplaincy Institute


ING’s Healthcare for the Muslim Patient seminar provides healthcare professionals with the information and skills needed to enhance their healthcare delivery to Muslim patients. After an overview of terminology, traditions and practices, and demographics, the presentation describes Islamic perspectives on illness and healthcare, family systems, decision-making processes, dress codes, privacy and gender issues, and dietary guidelines; women’s healthcare, including reproductive issues, labor, and delivery; and Islamic views on death and dying and end-of-life issues, including emergency treatment, life support, and terminal illness and palliative care. There will be ample opportunities for questions and comments throughout the seminar, allowing participants to share their current policies and experiences caring for Muslim patients.

The objectives of this seminar include:

  • Cultural awareness and development of cultural competency skills for working with American Muslim patients and their families
  • Increased understanding of Muslim traditions and practices and their implications for healthcare delivery
  • Increased healthcare provider capacity for addressing growing patient diversity, persistent disparities, and the promotion of health equity
  • Culturally appropriate responses to the needs of Muslim patients based on sensitivity to and respect for their cultural and ethnic backgrounds
  • Fulfillment of requirements for professional development and medical education, including those that comply with CLAS and other healthcare training standards

This seminar is designed for hospital and healthcare executives and administrators; medical directors, physicians, nurses and other healthcare service leaders; and deans, department chairs, and faculty in medical and nursing schools. ING Bay Area Director Ishaq Pathan will present this seminar to The Chaplaincy Institute in Berkeley.

If you are interested in attending this event, please email ING’s Programs Associate Michelle Galecki at [email protected]