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A collection of articles about religion and healthcare topics

ABIY TSOM The Great Lent
Dietary and medical implications of fasting for followers of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
Breastfeeding in Ramadhan
Information about how to maintain a good milk supply while fasting during Ramadhan.
Clinical Pearl: Ramadan - Reminder to Health Care Practitioners
The impact fasting and religious practices during Ramadan might have on patients or pregnant or nursing women. Ramadan dates vary from year to year.
Death in Cambodian Buddhist Culture
Information about Cambodian Buddhist perspectives and funeral practices during times of death
Food and fasting in Somali Culture
Information about typical Somali foods and fasting traditions, influenced by Sunni Muslim practice.
Health Care in Islamic History and Experience
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.
Health Care Providers' Handbook on Muslim Patients
An understanding of Islam is essential for all health providers caring for Muslims, to improve care and attendance of patients and to achieve better compliance with medications. This publication, made available by the Islamic Council of Queensland, deals briefly with those aspects of Islam which would affect treatment of social, psychological, welfare and medical problems of Muslims.
Interfaith Calendar
A listing of primary sacred times for world religions.
Medical Examiner Dialogue - Ethiopian Orthodox Christian
Information about the cultural and religious norms associated with death and dying among Ethiopian Orthodox Christians.
Medical Examiner Dialogue - Vietnamese Buddhist
Some general information about death and dying from a Vietnamese Buddhist perspective.
Muslim Religious Observances and Diabetes
Information about fasting practices, and recommendations for providers caring for diabetic patients during times of fasting. Includes recommendations related to medication management.
The Islamic Response to Domestic Violence
A brief article about Islam and domestic violence.
What Providers Need to Know about Ramadan - Somali Health Board presentation
A 25 minute video presentation by Dr. Ahmed Ali on Ramadan and the health implications that providers should know about when working with Muslim patients who are fasting during Ramadan. Dr. Ali comes in after a short 30 second introduction.
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