Health Care Provider and Faith Diversity: Analysis

The paper’s central claim is that health care professionals work in a multi-religious environment, and thus, they need to provide care that is responsive to the cultural and religious needs of their patients. In the body of the paper, the concepts of healing as espoused in Christian and Islamic faiths are provided. However, the paper’s focus is a bit narrow; it excludes crucial aspects of each faith’s belief system on spirituality and death that have implications for healing and end-of-life care. In addition, a description of how the ethical principles of care are anchored in different faiths would have enriched the discussion. The paper also excluded other religions and belief systems that patients may profess.

The arguments in the paper are not coherent. The introduction states that the paper’s discussion will center on the differences in the principles of Christianity and Islam as guided by seven questions. However, the questions are not mentioned anywhere in the paper. In addition, the author gives his opinion about nurses’ noble knowledge and competence when discussing Christianity and its principles instead of giving them in the conclusion. Some sentences in the paper are ambiguous. The author writes, ‘History is not insignificant because God is dominant over the behaviors of humanity, which means there is a marked direction that all history is directed toward’. It is not clear how God’s dominance over human behavior relates to history.

The paper should be organized differently. It should be organized along with the principles of care. A discussion comparing the two belief systems should then be provided under each section. In this way, the reader can get a clear picture of the belief systems underlying culturally responsive care.