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The practice of health care providers at all levels brings you into contact with people from a variety of
faiths. This calls for knowledge and acceptance of a diversity of faith expressions.
The purpose of this paper is to complete a comparative analysis of two faith philosophies towards
providing health care, one being the Christian perspective. For the second faith, choose a faith that is
unfamiliar to you. Examples of faiths to choose from: Sikh, Baha’i, Buddhism, Shintoism, etc
In a minimum of 1,500-2,000 words, provide a comparative analysis of the different belief systems,
reinforcing major themes with insights gained from your research.
In your comparative analysis, address all of the worldview questions in detail for Christianity and your
selected faith. Refer to chapter 2 of the Called to Care for the list of questions. Be sure to address the
implications of these beliefs for health care.
The Seven Basic Worldview Questions are as follows:
What is prime reality?
What is the nature of the world around us?
What is a human being?
What happens to a person at death?
Why is it possible to know anything at all?
How do we know what is right and wrong?
What is the meaning of human history?
In addition answer the following questions that address the practical and healthcare implications based
on the research:
What are critical common components to all religions/beliefs in regards to healing, such as prayer,
meditation, belief, etc.? Explain.
What is important to patients of the faiths when cared for by health care providers whose spiritual
beliefs differ from their own?
In your conclusion, describe your own spiritual perspective on healing, what you have learned from the
research and how this learning can be applied to a health care provider.
Support your position by referencing at least three academic resources (preferably from the GCU Library)