Cancer.Net, ASCO.org The Role of Religious Ethics in Public Policy. Institutions The following represents disclosure information provided by authors of this manuscript. However, the Islamic jurisprudence considers that termination is allowed if the fetus has serious abnormalities, but only before 19 weeks plus one day of gestation. For example, one patient might view a preventable serious viral illness as part of a divine plan, but another might view vaccination to prevent this illness as a divine gift. all 10 interviewees stated that their faith played a role in their decision-making on antenatal screening, specific to the combined test. Rodin et al2 observed that more-religious physicians were more likely to provide spiritual care for their patients, perhaps because they were more likely to acknowledge the validity of that perspective. At first glance, this may seem like an esoteric question, but in fact, the question is generalizable to many significant questions in health care, from vaccinations to mechanical life support. JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics The interviewees did not consider a termination in case of an affected child. Only 49% of those surveyed felt spiritual care was part of their responsibility. one midwifery practice in a medium-sized city near Amsterdam participated in the study. I = Immediate Family Member, Inst = My Institution. In the case of BRCA testing, one has an obligation to try to prevent cancer if possible, but does that come at the cost of potentially interfering with divine will? Permissions, Authors All relationships are considered compensated. FINDINGS: all 10 interviewees stated that their faith played a role in their decision-making on antenatal screening, specific to the combined test. Conquer Cancer Foundation Two egocentric sources of the decision to vote: The voter’s illusion and the belief in personal relevance. 219-220. March 13, 2017, In the article accompanying this editorial, Bressler and Popp1 demonstrate the importance of understanding a particular religious perspective on what physicians view as a fairly noncontroversial genetic test. The authors conclude with the assertion that there is a “need for an enhanced alliance between faith-based leaders and cancer care professionals in appreciating one another’s roles.”. Trained hospital chaplains are familiar with the doctrines and customs of most of the faith traditions we are likely to encounter, and they can act effectively as interpreters between those viewing the world through the lens of science and those whose perspective is largely spiritual or religious. INTRODUCTION ASCO Author Services Three factors come to mind. JCO Global Oncology First, we, as physicians, spend most of our time looking at the world through the lens of science. SCOTT C. IDLEMAN* [U]nless people believe in the law, unless they attach a universal and ultimate meaning to it, unless they see it and judge it in terms of a transcendent truth, nothing will happen. In fact, many patients view the world, and their health, through the lens of religion. At times, after going through all of the tools and resources the church offers for right decision-making, the right way to go remained foggy and difficult. About They also noted that community norms, particularly regarding cancer, are changing, and that their religion is constantly evolving to align technology with new interpretations of ancient texts and traditions. Lastly, the discussion depicts how religious bigotry impact of the rationality of public institutions such as the judicial systems. To what degree should spiritual care and support be part of medical practice when the implications may be so significant, and does it make any practical difference in outcomes? 4 Enter words / phrases / DOI / ISBN / authors / keywords / etc. To analyse the interviews, open and axial coding based on the Grounded Theory was used and descriptive and analytical themes were identified and interpreted. The simple question, “Is religion important to you?” is enough to start. 10 pregnant Muslim women of Turkish origin who live in a high density immigrant area and who attended primary midwives for antenatal care were included in the study. What is the role of religion in decision making? I = Immediate Family Member, Inst = My Institution. Finally, providers may simply be unsure of how best to proceed in offering spiritual support. Relationships are self-held unless noted. For more information about ASCO's conflict of interest policy, please refer to www.asco.org/rwc or ascopubs.org/journal/jop/site/misc/ifc.xhtml. The following represents disclosure information provided by authors of this manuscript. Editorial Roster 08/09/2013 12:49 pm ET Updated Oct 09, 2013 It is not uncommon these days for some people to regard religion as an unwanted guest when people start discussing social ills and their resolution. Costs for patients whose spiritual beliefs were not supported by the medical team were also higher.5. JCO Oncology Practice We must avoid this danger of believing that science is the only valid lens through which to focus. Relationships are self-held unless noted. All relationships are considered compensated. THE ROLE OF FAITH AND SPIRITUALITY IN THE WORK OF END-OF-LIFE CAREGIVERS Master’s Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of Religious Studies at Sacred Heart University In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Religious Studies Edward P. … (April 01, 2017) qualitative pilot study using in-depth interviews with pregnant Muslim women. This is key to sorting out the role of religion in political decision-making. DOI: 10.1200/JOP.2016.020693 Journal of Oncology Practice Ethics are based on logic and reason rather than tradition or injunction. All of which are factors which influence decision making. to explore the role of religion in decision-making on antenatal screening tests, a topic list was constructed, including four subjects: being a (practising) Muslim, the view on unborn life, the view on disabled life and the view on termination. The goal of the project was to examine how religious leaders in their Orthodox Jewish community felt about the testing, with the intent of leveraging that information to help improve screening and reduce breast and ovarian cancer in this high-risk population. Incomplete knowledge of religious doctrines may be influencing both decisions of antenatal screening and diagnostic tests uptake and of terminating a pregnancy for fetuses with serious anomalies. Religion or spirituality came up in 40 of the 249 conversations. Of 230 patients interviewed in one section of the study,3 88% of patients with advanced cancer considered religion at least somewhat important, and receipt of spiritual support was significantly associated with patient quality of life (P < .001). ASCO Daily News and the teachings of their place of worship for guidance in their decision-making.