Deciding how and when to talk about an individual's spirituality can be a challenge when it comes to medical treatment. However, a U-M medical student's experience helps illustrate why it can be an important connection.
"When Hasan Siddiqi saw a patient wearing a head scarf, the fourth year medical student at University of Michigan—Ann Arbor wished her "Assalamu alaikum." After returning the Arabic greeting, the patient—who, it turned out, attended the same mosque as Siddiqi—asked him about everything from the availability of halal food at the hospital to the proper times and direction to pray. "
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