Multi-Faith Practices: Guidelines for Caregivers

This guide is a user-friendly resource to help team members in retirement and long-term care homes understand the traditions and practices of six major religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.

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This guide is a user-friendly resource to help team members in retirement and long-term care homes understand the traditions and practices of six major religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.

The guide provides a short description of each religion and its major beliefs, including a summary of holidays and holy days, as well as practical tips about caring for residents when they are sick or nearing the end of life. Prayers that are generally accepted within each religion are also included.

Date created: 2014

Authorship

This guide was authored by Marianne Mellinger, former Theme Leader in Spirituality and Aging at the RIA, and Laura Stemp-Morlock, PhD candidate in the Department of Religious Studies, University of Waterloo.