Islam and Health Care Needs for the Muslim Patient

Thursday, November 2

Because health outcomes can be impacted by cultural factors such as health beliefs and health behaviors, pharmacists need to be culturally competent to effectively communicate with and properly advocate for their patients. Join Dr. Ahmed Abdelmageed of Manchester University College of Pharmacy, on STLCOP's campus for a CE program that will address health issues related to a significant and growing portion of the US population, Muslim patients, and will describe how principles of faith may influence patients’ health care interactions and decision making, so participants will learn how to more effectively serve these patients.  Topics include contraception, end-of-life issues, sexual identity, health considerations related to fasting during Ramadan and other topics. This program is worth 1.5 contact hours for pharmacists (UAN is 0033-0000-17-051-L04-P).

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe the relationships between the five pillars of Islam and patients' health care needs.
2. Describe modesty and gender interaction considerations when caring for a Muslim patient.
3. List dietary restrictions common for Muslim patients.
4. Describe maternity, labor and delivery, and end-of-life issues as they pertain to the Islamic faith.

Time: 6-6:30 p.m. Dinner, 6:30-8 p.m. CE Program
Location: Room 220, Recreation and Student Center, St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Cost: Free

Questions? To register, contact Roma Ryan, administrative assistant in the Office of International Programs, at 314.446.8367.


acpelogopc.tif St. Louis College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Pharmacists participating in this program can receive 1.5 contact hour (0.15 CEU) of knowledge-based CPE credit. Partial credit cannot be awarded. CPE credit will be reported on participants’ behalf by the College to NABP through the CPE Monitor system. For credit to be awarded, participants must report their NABP profile ID number and date of birth upon signing in at the time of the event. An evaluation for the event will be distributed for participants to complete onsite. Confirmation of CPE credit will not be sent until the program evaluation is completed. It is the policy of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy Office of Postgraduate Education to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All faculty participating in this program are expected to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of the presentation.