Describe the American Muslim population and the current sociopolitical climate surrounding this community.
Review the impact of religious discrimination on the professional and psychological outcomes for Muslim physicians in the healthcare workplace.
Discuss ways in which to advance healthcare workforce equity and build cultures of inclusive excellence in healthcare systems.
Fifty Muslim multiethnicity women (40 years old and above) were interviewed (6 focused group) and 19 in individual interviews. We found religious beliefs did informed mammography intention, which includes (1) the perceived religious duty to care for one’s health, (2) religious practices as methods of disease prevention, (3) fatalistic notions about health, and (4) comfort with gender concordant health care.
240, 40 years of age or older, were surveyed (72 respondents were Arab, 71 South Asian, 59 African American, and 38 from another ethnicity). We found that positive religious coping and perceived religious discrimination in health settings significantly (negatively) affected mammogram adherence among Muslim women in Chicago.
Mammogram recommendation for women at average risk or breast cancer