By Rabbi Julia Neuberger

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At the same time, it is important to recognise a totally different attitude to human life and to treat it with respect. This in itself will increase the patient’s confidence in the nurse. In most cases, where at all possible, it is advisable to ask the patient or the family the nature of the particular religious observances to be carried out. 7 Sikhism History and faith The Sikh community in Britain has been growing and, like many other relatively recent immigrant groups, is now ageing. It is therefore going to be more and more necessary for nursing staff to know what to do when a Sikh patient dies.

Christianity 21 commercial exploitation and relatively little religious significance. Nevertheless, it should have considerable religious significance in celebrating the birth of Jesus; some of the most beautiful church services and music are designed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Lent lasts for 40 days, beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending on Good Friday. It commemorates Jesus spending 40 days in the desert. g. food, alcohol, smoking) and try to be better people. Christians may well use Lent as a period for self-analysis and reassessment; those who are terminally ill may use Lent to prepare themselves for the end and to be better able to deal with their own deaths.

Family members recite prayers, but there is no confession. If there is no family around, any practising Muslim can 42 Caring for dying people of different faiths help. The best thing, if there is no Muslim chaplain on call, is to contact the nearest mosque and ask for someone to come. Once a Muslim has died, it is as well to be aware that many Muslims are fussy about who touches the body (rather like Jews). Ideally, it should not be touched by non-Muslims but, if it is essential, non-Muslims should wear disposable gloves to prevent actual contact.

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