Religious Diversity In Health Care

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In Health Care, it 's very important to know the different types of religious diversity such as Baptist (Christian), Buddhism, Hinduism. These religions have many differences and similarities to other cultures. The history of the origin of the religion, traditions, beliefs and, health care beliefs are used every day. As Health Care professions you will need to know the certain religions and their practices. Baptism is a Christian religion that worships a God that is commonly followed by worshiping in a church. The general belief of a Baptist is an individual believes Jesus Christ is the Lord and he will send you to heaven. Jesus, voluntarily, decided that he will sacrifice himself for the world of the people. So, when people sin or get…show more content…
It means the most importance of life is to end suffering in the afterlife. They do not believe that the world is ruled by God(s). Buddha Shakyamuni, a royal prince in B.C., is the creator of Buddhist. Buddha was very intelligent and taught his people to live by the four Noble Truths. The main importance of buddhist life is to look for guidance, to end suffering. They think that happiness leads to the suffering, which is considered to be Karma. For example, if you die with good karma, you will be born into another body. If you die with bad karma, you will be reincarnated into an animal. Buddhist also celebrate the first full moon in the month of May. By bringing food to the monks is considered honoring Buddha. 40 % of the U.S. is Buddhist. India culture is similar to the beliefs of Buddhism. Some other countries like South Korea, Japan, and China share similar beliefs too. Hawaii has the largest percentage with 8% of Buddhist in one area of the U.S., most of them are African…show more content…
15% of the U.S are Muslims, and a member of Islamic religion. Everyday Islams are called to a prayer. They pray around five times a day. When an Islam reaches adulthood, they are expected to visit the City Mecca at least once in a lifetime. Mecca is a sacred city people are able to pray at. When an Islam infant is born, they will not perform any rituals. When the Islam individual reaches 7 days old, they will be circumcised. Eventually when one dies the family must be present. The dying person must confess of their sins and ask for forgiveness. They don’t allow anyone to be cremated. After death, only the family is allowed to touch or wash the body. Then the body will be sent to Mecca. In Health Care, you are expected to be aware of the different culture religions. Each religion has different beliefs and customs and if you 're not self-aware it could determine if you have a job next day.Unlike the citizens of the U.S, the Islamic belief that when a muslim is dead no one but the family is able to touch the body. If an employee touches the body after be pronounced dead they will think it 's disrespectful. This paper talks about Baptist, Buddhism, Islam religions that are both similar and different. They show many beliefs, traditions, and the

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