"In our religiously pluralistic society, clergy, medical, and nursing staffs in modern hospitals care for people with varied beliefs and customs. And that care means more than just performing surgeries or dispensing medicine - it involves taking care of the entire person. So it's vitally important to be familiar with cultural and religious understandings and expectations surrounding health issues - from hygiene to pastoral care, transfusions, and even the practices associated with death. This revised edition of A Hospital Handbook on Multiculturalism and Religion is a succinct guide to the care of patients from a variety of faiths."--BOOK JACKET.