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Clinicians’ Perspectives on Caring for Muslim Patients Considering Fasting During Ramadan

  • Mohamed Ezzat Khamis AminEmail author
  • Ahmed Abdelmageed
Original Paper
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Abstract

This study explores clinicians’ perspectives on factors affecting care provided to Muslim patients who decide to fast during Ramadan. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with a purposeful sample of clinicians in Egypt (11) and the USA (10). Framework analysis was conducted through mapping data to constructs within social cognitive theory. Data were mapped into clinician’s belief in ability to care for those patients, belief in group’s ability to provide care, anticipated consequences of providing such care, knowledge, learning by observing other clinicians, cultural norms and perceived acceptability and prevalence of care provision, environmental barriers and opportunities, and communication approach.

Keywords

Ramadan Islam Culture Social cognitive theory Qualitative 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We are very indebted to Dr. Betty Chewning for valuable methodological advice, Dr. Ahmed Osman, Dr. Mohammad Shoukry Newegy, Dr. Brian Henriksen, and Dr. Joshua Kline, for technical support in collection of data, Mrs. Eman ElNaggar, Ms. Marwa Farhat for transcription of data. We would also like to thank all clinicians who took the time to participate in the study.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of PharmacyBeirut Arab UniversityBeirutLebanon
  2. 2.College of Pharmacy, Natural and Health SciencesManchester UniversityFort WayneUSA

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