Most healthcare professionals may have to care for a muslim patient at some stage being cared for in a hospital, day surgery facility or nursing home can be a very stressful experience for carers, knowledge of and sensitivity towards a patient's religious and cultural background can the arabic word for god, and muslims. However, there is a great diversity of cultural, ethnic and linguistic groups within muslim communities, each of which has its own cultural characteristics and world view of health and illness this diversity means that caring for muslim patients presents constant challenges to nurses and healthcare providers. Well-educated and upper middle or upper class and may be wealthy they are typically more cosmopolitan than many arabs with these variations in mind, we will describe a core of shared middle eastern values and behaviors that may affect a person's relationship with health professionals selected cultural themes. Context of other cultural factors or present muslim women with specific challenges in seeking healthcare based on race and ethnicity | social and cultural anthropology | sociology of religion | women's health | women's muslim women in the study, who were all from the united arab emirates, 968% indicated a. Needs, and pioneer world renowned medical care and research keywords: cultural competent health care, health care for arabs, health care for middle easterners in america, health care for north africans in america, united sates health care model, middle eastern subtypes, north african subtypes, barriers to effective.
. Arab culture medicine 1 the arab world :includes 22 countries inthe middle east andnorth africa, arabcountries arereligiously andethnically diverse with 2 integrated health care comunnicationnew health care plan unveiled on november 21, 2011 at faisaliah hotel in riyadh. Many muslim arab americans turned to their imams—a mosque's spiritual leader —rather than a mental health clinician to help them deal with the national tragedy and the fallout that followed arab americans may struggle to bridge their personal identity with their cultural one traditional arab values stress the importance of.
Differences in the social and religious cultures of arab americans and american muslims raise challenges to healthcare access and delivery these challenges go far beyond language to encompass entire world views, concepts of health, illness, and recovery and even death medical professionals need a more informed. The access community health and research center participates nationally and internationally in collaborative research programs and forums to gather and disseminate health information for metro detroit's arab and chaldean communities a few select resources from this organization are listed below. On healthcare inequities and cultural barriers to care for american muslim and arab-american populations in addition, he is a visiting fellow at the oxford centre for islamic studies (2010-11) working on an ethical framework for transnational global health initiatives and theoretical and applied islamic bioethics this summer.
The united states population has been described as a “melting pot” and continues to increase in diversity a patient's culture has a significant influence on how their health care should be provided it is vital for nurses as health care providers to be culturally competent and knowledgeable of the patient's culture to deliver. Healthcare chaplaincy 2013 1 handbook of patients' spiritual and cultural values for health care professionals updated march 2013 caribbean cultures cuban culture 50 haitian culture 52 jamaican culture 54 middle eastern/north african cultures arab culture 57 egyptian culture 59 iranian culture 61. Introduction this article provides a short historical review about health care in muslim experience, as well as current general information about muslim people and their main observances and concerns in the western health care system muslims in the us come from many different cultures and schools of. Health beliefs, practice, and priorities for health care of arab muslims in the united states yosef ar(1) author information: (1)california school of health sciences, usa the arab muslim population is one of the dramatically increasing minorities in the united states in addition to other factors, religion and cultural.
Few studies conducted in the us with several arab cultures, including syrian ( hammad, & kysia, 1996 kulwicki, & cass, 1994 rice & kulwicki, 1992) as well as a plethora of studies conducted in syria to investigate nu- merous medical problems, physical abuse and mental disorders (alkhatib, gilthorpe, & mcgrath, 2002. Abstract the crescent of care nursing model is derived from an ethnographic study of the health beliefs and care meanings of arab muslim nurses caring for arab muslim patients in the middle east region this paper presents a detailed explanation of the model as a holistic approach to the spiritual, cultural, psychosocial,. This selective review describes recent literature and the author's experience with mental illness and mental health care, and the impact of cultural transformation on mental health in some arab islamic cultures, particularly in egypt, qatar and kuwait traditional extended arab families provide a structure for their members.
Guidelines for health care providers interacting with muslim patients and their families health care providers need to have an understanding of and appreciation for the beliefs and religious preferences of their muslim patients in order to it is an islamic cultural and religious practice to visit the sick. Abstract background: arab americans have a high burden of diabetes and poor outcomes compared to the general us population diabetes self-management ( dsm) requires a partnership between patients and providers that fosters mutual understanding and shared decision-making cultural factors influence this. Because of these personal and cultural variations, it is important that health care providers consult the patient about their personal level of religious observance however, muslim patients should not be regarded as a 'special' group that require additional attention from health care providers due to the islamic belief that all.
Cultural traditions and healthcare beliefs of some older adults information assembled from a variety of sources by barbara dixon, manager diversity and immigrant student support, red river college, 2009 among elderly persons of arab origin and their families, mental illness may be considered a secret to be. It has been my experience that many american-born nurses have little knowledge of the arab culture or belief system, which can prove disastrous when attempting to provide appropriate care for women of this culture how can the arab woman relate to nurses who teach about health and prenatal care based on an.
The arab muslim population is one of the dramatically increasing minorities in the united states in addition to other fac- tors, religion and cultural background influence individuals' beliefs, behaviors, and attitudes toward health and illness the author describes health beliefs and practices of the arab. Common medical issues and cultural concerns of iraqi patients social structure the majority of iraq's population hijab or purdah covering the body and face arabic is the universal language of iraq with more than 15 dialects spoken, presenting difficulties for us immigrants and health care providers seeking translators. The access community health center is deeply indebted to each participant of this project, as well as, public and community health organizations and agencies this guide to arab culture will, hopefully, lead to more understanding to the arab and arab american cultural needs and how they impact.