GIS 500 Caregiving to Muslims: A Guide for Chaplains, Counselors, Healthcare and Social Workers

Faculty: Dr. Muhammad Hatim (Profile)


This course explores the challenges to non-Muslim caregiving professionals who provide spiritual, emotional and physical comfort to Muslims in contemporary times. The student will visit relevant principles of Al-Islam; explore possible challenges and concerns of Muslim patients and clients; review issues related Muslim family systems; and delve into the spiritual roots of terrorism and conflict from an Islamic perspective. At the conclusion of the course, the student will (inshallah) be equipped to engage Muslim patients and clients in an authentic therapeutic and/or caring relationship with minimized countertransference, improved empathy, and culturally competent engagement skills.

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