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Health Care Providers' Handbook on Sikh Patients

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The Health Care Providers' Handbook on Sikh Patients is a quick-reference tool for health workers to use when caring for Sikh patients. The handbook aims to help health workers understand the religious beliefs and practices of Sikhs that can affect health care, and provide links to further advice and resources.

The handbook covers a range of topics including articles of faith, removal of hair, clothing, maternity services, end of life issues, and food requirements.

It is important to note that because of personal and cultural variations in the way Sikhism is practiced the handbook can only provide general information and advice. Health workers should always consult their patient about their personal level of religious observance.

The handbook was developed by Queensland Health in partnership with the Sikh community of Queensland and forms part of the Multicultural Clinical Support Resource folder. The Multicultural Clinical Support Resource also contains the Health Care Providers’ Handbook on Hindu Patients and the Health Care Providers’ Handbook on Muslim Patients.

Health Care Providers Handbook on Sikh Patients

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Last updated: 1 October 2013