American Muslim RNs reflect on challenges, opportunities to promote healing

Nurses of all faiths have a responsibility to respect the religious diversity of their patients, and for most people sick or in pain, the religious beliefs of a caregiver are not as important as whether the person is caring, competent and compassionate. But some American Muslim nurses who openly practice their faith through their dress or style of prayer said media reports of atrocities by groups identifying themselves as Islamic and a general misunderstanding by the public about Islamic faith means they sometimes find themselves correcting misconceptions when they can. They show by example to their patients, colleagues and employers the many positive and healing aspects of their faith and how it informs their care. MORE

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About The Rev. Thomas C. Jackson

Ordained to the priesthood in December, 2010.
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