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Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Caring for the Low German Mennonites

How Religious Beliefs and Practices Influence Health Care

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Caring for the Low German Mennonites

How Religious Beliefs and Practices Influence Health Care

What happens when health care providers meet patients whose religious views contrast with mainstream health practices? This book focuses on a unique religious group, the Low German Mennonites, to examine ways in which beliefs and practices influence members’ interactions with the health care system. Drawing on nearly twenty years of research, Judith Kulig presents a meticulous account and vivid illustration of the influence of religion on a community’s conceptions of health and illness, women’s health, death and dying, and mental health. She argues that health care providers must acknowledge and respectfully inquire about a patient’s beliefs in order to implement care and treatment. Kulig shows that trust and understanding are key to providing appropriate and equitable health care.

152 pages


Table of Contents

Foreword / John Janzen

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1 A Brief History of the Low German Mennonites

2 Health and Illness

3 Women’s Health

4 Death and Dying

5 Mental Health

Conclusion

Notes; References; Index

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