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Brittanee Modisette

on 15 July 2015

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> Against abortion unless the mother's life is in danger
> Healthcare professionals would prefer if all jewelry is removed before any surgical procedure or image study because it may cause harm or get in the way
> Many Protestant patients wear a symbolic cross for peace, comfort, and strength and many choose to keep it on during medical procedure
Protestant denominations began in the 16th century when religious leaders such as Martin Luther, John Calvin and others protested certain practices of the Roman Catholic Church
Today Protestants are one of three major branches of Christianity along with Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy.
Thought originating in Europe, Protestant Christianity has spread across the globe through missionary activity and now has members from nearly every country, race, and ethnicity
The term Protestant which comes from the Latin word (protestari) meaning publicly declare/ protest) was not initially used for the reformers, but later was applied to describe all groups protesting Roman Catholic orthodoxy
> Most Protestants don't have a specific diet,but some may choose to fast during certain times to draw spiritual strength
> Organ donation is a personal choice
> Memorials and funerals are usually done by a pastor or church elder
> No special care is required postmortem before the body is transferred to the morgue or funeral home
>May wish to have communion while hospitalized
>Looks to God for healing
> Some forbid the use of alcohol, tobacco, tea, coffee, and caffeinated substances because they're considered drugs.
> Some do not take medicine
Beliefs Con...
How Protestant beliefs affect health care
> If a patient is in extreme pain you can not administer medication because most Protestants prefer prayer over medication
> Some families have males as the decision maker
> If a patient needs to go into emergency surgery and a male isn't available to make the decision it will be hard to respect their religious beliefs
> Although they believe that faith and prayer is a means to physical and emotional healing majority of Protestants do not reject any type of medical treatments or procedures
, O'Neill, Patricia
deWit, Susan C.
Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing
St. Louis, Missouri
Brittanee Modisette
Nursing 101
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