Awareness Enhances Care for Muslim Patients - OT441

Awareness Enhances Care for Muslim Patients

by Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis, MSN, RN, ARNP-C, CDE, CRRN and Michael G. Danis, BSN, RN, CCRN
(4.5 / 340 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Islam is the second-largest and fastest-growing religion in the world. Followers of Islam are known as Muslims or Moslems. It’s also acceptable to refer to followers as “Islamic.” Muslim traditions can impact health-related perceptions and healthcare practices as well as interactions with healthcare providers. Dietary practices can also influence the health status of Muslims who may abstain from certain foods and beverages and practice fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Nurses caring for patients across the lifespan from the neonatal unit to the hospice unit need to know specific customs and practices that provide spiritual comfort in times of distress and mourning. This CE course gives healthcare providers information about providing culturally competent care to patients who are Muslim.


The goal of this continuing education course is to update healthcare providers’ knowledge of providing culturally competent care to patients who are Muslim. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify two significant Islamic health-related practices or beliefs.
  • Identify three communication strategies useful when caring for patients who are Muslim.
  • Describe two actions that are consistent with Islamic practices and beliefs.
Content Level: Introductory
Instructional Method: Online Course — Narrative
Content Focus
Domain of OT: Client Factors
Domain of OT: Context and Environment
Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses and occupational therapists.
Occupational Therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC, is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Provider #4000. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 7/2/2007
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/24/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/24/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Zoe S - Selden, NY  ·  Nov 08, 2019
Good course, helpful
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JANICE A - VIRGINIA BEACH, VA  ·  Sep 27, 2019
very informative on basic care with muslim patients
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CAROL S - Milan, IN  ·  Sep 18, 2019
I needed this information with increase in Muslim pt.'s at my facility
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Lauren F - Guthrie , KY  ·  Sep 16, 2019
I learned a lot. Would recommend to a friend.
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Melissa M - JUNEAU, AK  ·  Sep 13, 2019
informative and helpful in explaining cultural differences
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50