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Multi-Faith Practice Guidelines for Caregivers

  • Resource Type: Publication
  • Posted On: October 12, 2014
  • Author/Source: Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging
  • Audience(s): Clinicians, Families and care partners, Leaders and managers, Staff / team members

About the Guide

This brief and user-friendly multifaith resource was created as a practical guide for all team members in retirement and long-term care settings. The guide provides information on six major religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism. The guide provides the following information about each religion:

  • A brief description of the religion and its major beliefs
  • Holy Days, holidays, and ritual observances
  • Caring practices during late life or illness
  • Rituals and other practices that are important near the end of life
  • Sacred texts, scriptures, and prayers that may provide comfort at times of distress or when someone is dying.

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