|By Project coordinator and hospitalimam, Naveed Baig1 and Psychologist Nadia Qureshi2
1 Rigshospitalet and Herlev Hospital, Denmark
2 Dansk Kognitivt Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
Post Conference Ressources
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Audio Presentation – listen here
Audio Q&A – listen here
Ethnic Resourceteam, a hospital project running from Jan. 2008- Jan.2011, has three main functions. Providing a visiting and support function for patients and relatives, bridge-building between hospital staff and patients/relatives and lastly offering education and supervision to staff.
The visiting function consists of 34 volunteers from various ethnical, cultural and religious backgrounds that provide care and support to patients and relatives. The visiting function also consists of a volunteer chaplaincy service other than the majority Lutheran Christian chaplaincy. During 2009, Ethnic Ressourceteam had 203 patient related contacts. About a third of them were related to chaplaincy services- specifically to the Muslim chaplaincy.
What kind of spiritual and religious care do these patients and relatives desire? Are there any trends? The statistics will shed light on these questions. Thereafter some observations and experiences from the patients and relatives own religious resources, will be discussed.