Religious Restrictions and Pharmacological Therapies: What is the Role of Nursing?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/338312
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Religious Restrictions and Pharmacological Therapies: What is the Role of Nursing?
Author(s):
Jennings, Kassandra Leigh
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-Member
Author Details:
Kassandra Leigh Jennings, N/A, kassandra.jennings@my.chamberlain.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Thursday, September 25, 2014: Cultural sensitivity includes competency with culture, religion, and ethnic differences reflected in the care of patients. Health care providers must be knowledgeable to demonstrate religious sensitivity and accommodation rather than assimilation into the providers culture (Leonard, 2001). In a study of 100 physicians, it was found that 70% were unaware of religious restrictions concerning pharmacological treatments with religiously-forbidden ingredients prescribed for their patients. While about half of patients expected to be informed of this incompatibility by their physician, 35% expected the nurse to be knowledgeable about religious beliefs affecting patients choice of treatments (Sattar, et al., 2004). This descriptive study will examine the knowledge and practices of registered nurses providing pharmacological therapies to patients with restrictions based on their religious beliefs. A random sample of nurses employed in acute care medical-surgical units and emergency departments in large inner city hospital systems will be recruited to complete an anonymous questionnaire that will address routine care to their patients. Nursings knowledge of therapies included in biomedicine that have ingredients in the actual product as well as in the processing and manufacturing of specific pharmacological therapies (e.g., erythropoietin, gelatin used as food and capsule) will be assessed. The application of the knowledge and beliefs that affects daily individualized patient care will be studied. Nurses can be crucial players affecting change in patient care at the health care system level (Leonard, 2001). The culturally competent nurse will possess religious sensitivity by demonstrating awareness, respect, and knowledge of patients need to voice their cultural diversity (Leonard & Plotnikoff, 2000). Nurses need the knowledge of religious restrictions imposed on such ingredients in pharmacological therapies thus improving the satisfaction for providers and their patients (Walker, 1996). The findings of this study may be useful for nurses to affect system-wide changes in health care with educational programs, institutional policy developments, and technological advances for religious-based treatment alerts integrated into the electronic health records (Leonard, 2001).
Keywords:
religious restrictions; pharmacological therapies; nursing knowledge
Repository Posting Date:
15-Jan-2015
Date of Publication:
15-Jan-2015
Other Identifiers:
LEAD14PST52
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
Leadership Summit 2014
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Leadership Summit 2014 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.
Note:
Items submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleReligious Restrictions and Pharmacological Therapies: What is the Role of Nursing?en_US
dc.contributor.authorJennings, Kassandra Leighen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-Memberen
dc.author.detailsKassandra Leigh Jennings, N/A, kassandra.jennings@my.chamberlain.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/338312-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Thursday, September 25, 2014: Cultural sensitivity includes competency with culture, religion, and ethnic differences reflected in the care of patients. Health care providers must be knowledgeable to demonstrate religious sensitivity and accommodation rather than assimilation into the providers culture (Leonard, 2001). In a study of 100 physicians, it was found that 70% were unaware of religious restrictions concerning pharmacological treatments with religiously-forbidden ingredients prescribed for their patients. While about half of patients expected to be informed of this incompatibility by their physician, 35% expected the nurse to be knowledgeable about religious beliefs affecting patients choice of treatments (Sattar, et al., 2004). This descriptive study will examine the knowledge and practices of registered nurses providing pharmacological therapies to patients with restrictions based on their religious beliefs. A random sample of nurses employed in acute care medical-surgical units and emergency departments in large inner city hospital systems will be recruited to complete an anonymous questionnaire that will address routine care to their patients. Nursings knowledge of therapies included in biomedicine that have ingredients in the actual product as well as in the processing and manufacturing of specific pharmacological therapies (e.g., erythropoietin, gelatin used as food and capsule) will be assessed. The application of the knowledge and beliefs that affects daily individualized patient care will be studied. Nurses can be crucial players affecting change in patient care at the health care system level (Leonard, 2001). The culturally competent nurse will possess religious sensitivity by demonstrating awareness, respect, and knowledge of patients need to voice their cultural diversity (Leonard & Plotnikoff, 2000). Nurses need the knowledge of religious restrictions imposed on such ingredients in pharmacological therapies thus improving the satisfaction for providers and their patients (Walker, 1996). The findings of this study may be useful for nurses to affect system-wide changes in health care with educational programs, institutional policy developments, and technological advances for religious-based treatment alerts integrated into the electronic health records (Leonard, 2001).en
dc.subjectreligious restrictionsen
dc.subjectpharmacological therapiesen
dc.subjectnursing knowledgeen
dc.date.available2015-01-15T13:35:18Z-
dc.date.issued2015-01-15-
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-15T13:35:18Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.nameLeadership Summit 2014en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen
dc.descriptionLeadership Summit 2014 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.en
dc.description.noteItems submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository.-
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