Important aspects in care for sikh patients include respect modesty and privacy knock on the door announce your arrival etc do not interrupt a praying patient for routine care respect the patients personal space by limiting unnecessary touching. The health care providers handbook on sikh patients is a quick reference tool for health workers to use when caring for sikh patients the handbook aims to help health workers understand the religious beliefs and practices of sikhs that can affect health care and provide links to further advice and resources. Caring for a sikh patient introduction caring for a sikh patient in your hospital may appear a daunting task because sikhism is a faith that teaches a way of life and touches many areas of life however through discussions with your sikh patient and through the information contained in. Sikh patients may consider illness to be the will of god and also believe that god is merciful and benevolent but one has to make an effort to get well which includes medical treatment beliefs related to health care o do not interrupt a praying patient for routine care o be sensitive to the significance of the sikhs five ks. Caring for the sikh patient most sikhs in britain have come from the state of punjab in india or from east africa the word sikh means disciple or follower the sikh religion was founded by a hindu guru nanak in the 16th century amritdhari baptised sikhs have strict rules of diet dress prayer and worship significant terms guru
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