ULTRA-ORTODOX JEWISH COMMUNITIES IN ISRAEL AMID COVID 19
For decades, religion has provided explanations and answers to existential questionsand queries that can emerge during a pandemic. This characteristic of religion has helped communities in finding answers and meanings to their confusions. During apandemic, healthcare professionals are often unprepared in answering the patients’ religious beliefs regarding the diseases. Moreover, patients are faced with religious clichés and stigma that results because of religious beliefs and practices. To overcome the religious stigma, a deeper understanding of religious beliefs and values is required so that a perception or practice change can take place. Therefore, the inclusion and collaboration of spiritual leaders with healthcare professionals are needed to ensure a holistic understanding and overcome the stigma that can shape as a barrier for reaching an optimal therapeutic outcome
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