Christian Science religion = No medical means to prolonge life
Jewish = no prolonging life after irreversible brain damage
Muslims, orthodox, jews = against autopsy and cremation ( + mormon and islamic)
Muslims = no organ donation
Amish = no heart transplant
Hispanic = no pg woman at funeral, dying at home = bad luck ( bl for asian too)
AA - No organ and blood donation ( asian too)- Islam = may want to choose to face Meca ( West or south west in the US) / head elevated above body
Ch of Judaism?
Kosher diet: no diary meat combination, only fish that have scales and fins ( queue - comme pied canard) are allowed. Meat that are allowed are animal vegetable eaters, cloven-hoofed ( cattles, deer, goats, sheep and ritually slaughtered ( killed during a ritual), no shell fish
Young kippur = 24 hr fasting
Passover = unleavened bread is eaten
Prolongation of life is important, pt on life support must remain on LS
Dying person cannot be left alone - rabbies presence is desired
No autopsy or cremation
Categories of CAM?
- Whole medical systems-
Mind body medicine-
Biologically based practice-
Manipulative and body based practice-
Low risk therapies are?
- have no adverse effects-
can be used by nurse who has training and experience