Caring for Jewish Patients

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Radcliffe Publishing, 2003 - Medical - 224 pages
Jewish patients customarily have particular ways of approaching health and healthcare. This book outlines the Jewish practices and customs of direct relevance to health professionals, illustrated throughout with case histories. Information is provided to facilitate day to day communication, discussing etiquette and interpersonal relationships between the health professionals and their patients, describing in detail the dietary laws, customs and festivals. This book will offer practical advice about Jews, Judaism and the Jewish community helping to educate and enable all healthcare professionals in hospitals and in the community to provide care in a culturally appropriate manner.
 

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Contents

The Jewish life cycle
4
Jewish history in a nutshell
23
World and British Jewry
33
The Jewish way of life
47
God the Healer
63
Jewish medical ethics in a nutshell
77
Healthcare values
85
The Jewish patient 93 Part 2 The Jewish patient
95
Womens health
123
Caring for Jewish patients at the end of life
143
Jewish genetic diseases
157
Miscellaneous health related topics
185
Jews as patients
199
Bibliography
207
Glossary
213
Index
219

Kashrus the dietary laws and the Jewish patient
115

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