Depending on your worldview, the idea of faith integration within the field of health sciences can be quite challenging. We know that faith-based institutions are often the first to step forward when public safety is at stake. Although this may be the case, health professionals need to be aware of the beliefs and worldviews of those in need of health interventions, especially when they differ from their own.
- Imagine that you are working in a setting (i.e., hospital lab) where you come in contact with a patient, for whom you have analyzed blood or other human specimen samples. In this scenario, you must communicate negative information about test results to this patient and have no idea of their faith or worldview. You also don’t want to impose your own faith as you deliver the bad news.
- From an ethical and faith-based perspective, how would you break this very somber, life-changing message to your patient
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