Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 56, Issue 5, pp 1658–1669 | Cite as

Practice of Nursing Care Provided to Clients from Muslim Countries in the Czech Republic

  • Tomáš JankůEmail author
  • Lenka Linhartová
  • Daniel Topinka
Original Paper


Authors deal with practice of nursing care provided to Muslim clients in the Czech Republic. They use the explorative research design. By means of analyses of 21 semi-structured interviews with important social actors in the area of health care (spa resorts and hospitals). The study shows that Muslims are not homogeneous in their behaviour in the field of health care. In the spa environment, three interpretation perspectives can be found: the economic interpretation of a Muslim as the source of income of the Czech spa industry, which faces economic problems, the cultural interpretation developed within the spas (the experience capital of the staff and other clients), and the (a) cultural interpretation of Muslims and Islam brought to spas from the outside (the public opinion). However, in the area of hospitals, Muslims are not separated from the remaining categories of students; Muslim patients represent a small group of persons, and their treatment being conditioned by the distance or closeness of cultures, language skills, adaptation, and experiences with treatment in the Czech environment as perceived by the staff.


Nursing Spa resorts Islam Muslim The Czech Republic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomáš Janků
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lenka Linhartová
    • 1
  • Daniel Topinka
    • 2
  1. 1.SocioFactor s.r.o.BrnoCzech Republic
  2. 2.SocioFactor s.r.o.OstravaCzech Republic

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