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Providing Culturally Sensitive Care for Islamic Patients and Families

Blankinship, Lisa, Ann

doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000418
Feature: practice/education

Nurses can expect to care for patients from different cultures and faith traditions and need to develop cultural competence. This article describes what is important in providing culturally and religiously sensitive care to Muslim and Middle Eastern patients. The Crescent of Care Model by Lovering is offered to aid understanding of five key areas of culturally competent care. Jesus' story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) offers guidance for Christian nurses caring for those in need.

Lisa Ann Blankinship, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama. She enjoys serving as a Spanish translator for missions and local clinics.

Accepted by peer-review 10/17/2016.

Published Ahead of Print on 6/7/2017.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

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