Healthcare for the Muslim Patient

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Date(s) - October 15, 2022
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM


Healthcare for the Muslim Patient

“Healthcare for the Muslim Patient” is a cultural diversity seminar presented by Islamic Networks Group (ING). This seminar is designed for hospital and healthcare executives and administrators; medical directors, physicians, nurses, medical students, and other healthcare service leaders; and deans, department chairs, and faculty in medical and nursing schools. This seminar provides healthcare professionals with the information and skills needed to enhance their healthcare delivery to Muslim patients.

The trainer will begin the seminar with a discussion on Islamophobia or anti-Muslim racism and its impact on Muslim Americans, including in institutional settings. She will then provide an overview of Muslims and their faith, including values and traditions, before addressing common misconceptions. The trainer will then discuss cultural competency considerations for healthcare providers and what you need to know for day-to-day interactions with Muslims, including issues such as Muslim perspectives on illness and healthcare, family dynamics, decision-making processes, language, modesty and gender relations, dietary guidelines, and ritual practices; 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, terminal illness, and palliative care.

The objectives of this seminar include:

  • Cultural awareness and development of cultural competency skills for working with Muslim American 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

Throughout the presentation the trainer will entertain questions and have a discussion with the audience. Exercises are also included.

Trainer: Ameena Jandali (bio)

If you are interested in attending this event, please email ING’s Education Director Zachary Markwith at [email protected].