(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 11/28/2017) – The Oklahoma Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) today announced the release of its latest Guide to Islamic Religious Practices for Healthcare Providers.

CAIR-OK’s new guide is being released in response to the rise in Islamophobia nationwide in the past year.

The Healthcare Provider’s Guide contains information about common Muslim religious practices and ways that they might impact health care decisions for Muslims and their families. Note: It is intended only as a guide, and individual observances may vary.

SEE: The Healthcare Provider’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices

“These guides are an invaluable resource for people to understand the needs of their Muslim students, families, and employees,” said Civil Rights Director Veronica Laizure, referring to the previously released guides for educators and employers. “This latest resource, intended for anyone working within a health care setting, will help ensure that providers know some of the needs that may arise with Muslim patients and their families, and can treat them with care and consideration.”

“The key to a healthy patient-provider relationship in any religious context is open communication and respect,” said Laizure.

CAIR-OK’s previously-released guides for educators and employers are available on its website and in print by request.

SEE: An Educator’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices

An Employer’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices

To request a physical copy of this resource, or any other guide to Islamic religious practices, please contact Veronica Laizure at vlaizure@cair.com. All guides and other resources are provided free of charge.

CAIR-OK is a chapter of America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Our mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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