Faith-Based Resources

Siobhan Champ Blackwell, creator of the BHIC Blog has gathered this list of resources.


Dictionary of Patients’ Spiritual & Cultural Values for Health Care Professionals
This Dictionary is a guide that is meant to describe beliefs and practices generally found within a particular cultural or religious group. [CLAStalk listserv]

Cultural & Spiritual Sensitivity – A Learning Module for Health Care Professionals
Health care professionals are entrusted to care for patients as whole persons – body, mind and spirit. The health care approach is interdisciplinary and encompassing. It is important, then, for that approach to be culturally and spiritually sensitive. In addition, health care professionals need to be empowered with the capacity, skills, and knowledge to respond to the unique needs of each patient and their loved ones. The Joint Commission is developing proposed accreditation requirements for hospitals to advance effective communication, cultural competence, and patient-centered care. Implementation is expected to begin January 2011.

National Disaster Interfaiths Network
NDIN is a national network of disaster interfaith organizations working together to reduce disaster-caused human suffering through the exchange of information and cooperative support. The NDIN website provides a searchable library of resources and directory of FBOs. [DiversityPreparedness ENewsletter XII]

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