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Running Head: CASE STUDY ON DEATH AND DYING1Case Study on Death and DyingBamgbola AbitogunGrand Canyon University: PHI-413VJune 18th, 2017
Case Study on Death and DyingCase Study on Death and DyingAbstractDaily as health care provider, coming in contact with patients for different vast of life,ethnicity, race, culture and religion cannot be avoided.Even as this is unavoidable, so also is theneed to have basic knowledge about different religion cannot be underestimate. This paper usesthe case study of George to complete a comparative ethical analysis and decision making whileconsidering two religions which are Christianity and Buddhism. Different research articles andjournals which use both quantitative and qualitative method were used to gain and gather basicinformation of the Christianity worldview and Buddhism worldview. Also, how this religionprovides answer to basic worldview questions. The view of these religions about sickness andhealth were also considered.IntroductionIt is of paramount importance that health practitioners are able to relate with theirpatients and provide care unbiased providing a sense of comfort, reassurance, relief fromemotional and psychological stress that their diagnosis and prognosis has put on them. Thesecannot be achieved if the healthcare provider does not relate with the patient, understands thestrength and weaknesses of the patient and furthermore know the patient’s worldview ofspirituality and what religion the patient practice and how strength is drawn.It is important thatproviders acknowledge that people have worldview that differs from each other and evendifferent form the provider’s view hence respecting other’s view and faith is very crucial and notallowing personal view or faith to influence the care provided. According to Aldridge 1991,healing and recovery is said to faster when medical and spirituality are both integrated into carethrough various world view.2
Case Study on Death and DyingChristian and Buddhism Worldview“Worldviews provide the cultural lenses that shape how we see the world, and they givemeaning to life, both personally and for humanity as a whole” (Shelly, J.A. & Miller, A. B.2006). The term worldview can also be simply described as the perceptive through which anindividual sees at the world and how this personal belief influences the totality of such life. Aproper understanding of the concept of worldview can only be achieved through the responseprovided to the James Sire questions which are: what is prime reality, what is the nature of theworld around us, what is a human being, what happens when a person dies or at death, why dowe know anything at all, how do we know what is right and what is wrong, and what is themeaning of human history. The responses to these questions varies based on the religion that isbeen consideredThe Christian Worldview