Caring for Muslim PatientsBMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7280.242 (Published 27 January 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:242
- Geri-Ann Galanti, associate professor of anthropology
- California State University, Los Angeles, USA
Eds Aziz Sheikh, Abdul Rashid Gatrad
Radcliffe Medical Press, £17.95, pp 155
ISBN 1 85775 372 0
Treating illness is difficult enough without throwing in the added complication of religious and cultural differences. Yet healthcare workers in many countries are faced with the problem of treating patients whose beliefs and behaviours about health and illness may be completely different from their own. Muslim patients are but one of many groups that present such a challenge.