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Awareness Enhances Care for Muslim Patients

by Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis, MSN, RN, ARNP-C, CDE, CRRN and Kirtley Ceballos, MSN, RNC-NIC, PCNS-BC
(4.5 / 323 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Followers of Islam are known as Muslims or Moslems. It’s also acceptable to refer to followers as “Islamic.” Muslim-Americans are the most racially diverse religious group in the U.S. Twenty-eight percent of the national Muslim population is African-American while 38% of Muslim-Americans classify themselves as “white.” About one in four identify themselves as “Asian,” 4% are “Hispanic” and the remainder classify as “other.” This CE module gives healthcare providers information about providing culturally competent care to patients who are Muslim.


The goal of this program is to update nurses’ and occupational therapists’ knowledge of providing culturally competent care to a patient who is Muslim. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify two significant Islamic health-related practices or beliefs
  • Identify three communication strategies useful when caring for patients who are Muslim
  • Describe two actions that are consistent with Islamic practices and beliefs
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Narrative
Content Focus
Domain of OT: Performance Patterns
Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention
Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues & Trends

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses and occupational therapists.
Occupational Therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 8/10/2016
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/10/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/10/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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BHAVIN P - TAMPA, FL  ·  Apr 18, 2019
This course was very helpful in understanding care of people of a different ethnicity, religion and culture.
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Kimberly B - Phoenix, AZ  ·  Apr 12, 2019
Required information to care for Muslim patients with respect.
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Alexander D - Surprise , AZ  ·  Apr 12, 2019
I enjoyed reading on the Muslim culture. I learned a ton of new information that I can utilize when working.
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Dara B - Fleetwood, PA  ·  Mar 12, 2019
interesting course, very informative
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Jeanette C - Miami, FL  ·  Jan 28, 2019
This was a very relevant and interesting topic to read about. I was intrigued with learning about the though of health and food/care.
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50