Culture Care Conflicts among Asian‐Islamic Immigrant Women in US Hospitals

Anahita Rashidi, Shireen S. Rajaram

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Muslims follow their Islamic traditions as they integrate into the US society. Islamic beliefs are reflected in everyday life, and care is viewed within a holistic context. A lack of understanding of Muslims and their cultural and religious traditions contributes to potential conflicts in health care. The five concepts of Islamic beliefs from the religious texts of the Qur'an, Sunnah, and Hadith will be discussed followed by the implication of these beliefs for clinical practice. Knowledge of these Islamic cultural and religious beliefs will help reduce potential culture care conflicts among Asian-Islamic immigrant women in US hospitals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-64
Number of pages10
JournalHolistic nursing practice
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 2001


  • Asian-Islamic
  • Beliefs
  • Culture
  • Culture care
  • Eastern
  • Health professionals
  • Hospitals
  • Immigrant
  • Muslims
  • Religion
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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