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Engaging with Faith Councils to Develop Stoma-specific Fatawās: A Novel Approach to the Healthcare Needs of Muslim Colorectal Patients.

Iqbal, Fareed and Zaman, Shafquat and Karandikar, Sharad S and Hendrickse, Charles and Bowley, Douglas M (2016) Engaging with Faith Councils to Develop Stoma-specific Fatawās: A Novel Approach to the Healthcare Needs of Muslim Colorectal Patients. Journal of religion and health, 55 (3). pp. 803-11. ISSN 1573-6571. This article is accessible to all HEFT staff and students via http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their HEFT Athens login IDs

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Official URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10943-...

Abstract

Intestinal stomas are common. Muslims report significantly lower quality of life following stoma surgery compared to non-Muslims. A fatwā is a ruling on a point of Islamic law according to a recognised religious authority. The use of fatawās to guide health-related decision-making has becoming an increasingly popular practice amongst Muslims, regardless of geographic location. This project aimed to improve the quality of life of Muslim ostomates by addressing faith-specific stoma concerns. Through close collaboration with Muslim ostomates, a series of 10 faith-related questions were generated, which were posed to invited local faith leaders during a stoma educational event. Faith leaders received education concerning the realities of stoma care before generating their fatawās. The event lead to the formulation of a series of stoma-specific fatawās representing Hanafi and Salafi scholarship, providing faith-based guidance for Muslim ostomates and their carers. Enhanced communication between healthcare providers and Islamic faith leaders allows for the delivery of informed fatawās that directly benefit Muslim patients and may represent an efficient method of improving health outcomes in this faith group.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is accessible to all HEFT staff and students via http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their HEFT Athens login IDs
Subjects: WI Digestive system. Gastroenterology
Divisions: Planned IP Care > Gastroentrology
Planned IP Care > General Surgery
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Depositing User: Mrs Caroline Tranter
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2017 09:55
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2017 09:55
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/1153

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