March 2017

Taking Care Together

Taking Care Together

Respect for the different spiritual identities and religious values of the sick person

The changes taking place in multicultural and multiethnic society call for new initiatives of training and information to ensure a diagnostic and therapeutic path in respect of the dignity of the patient and their family respecting secularism and tge different monotheistic traditions – Judaism, Christianity, Islam – and spiritual – including Hinduism and Buddhism.

The very way in which the patient and the caregiver interact is in fact also determined by the values of individuals, which can contribute positively to the best outcome of any intervention, or conversely be negative in terms of its full effectiveness.

To this end, the group “Taking care together “, formed in 2015, brings together experts from the health professions, religious traditions and legal doctrines, with the aim of organizing training seminars and publishing manuals and aids for those who care for sick people.

Initiatives planned in 2019/2020:

  • Medicine and Religions. Respect and responsibility in care, House of Culture, October 2, 2019
  • Health and religious identities, OPI Forum, Marriott Hotel, October 4, 2019
  • Organ donation and transplantation: secular and religious ethics, Policlinico, Aula Magna Devoto, November 13, 2019
  • Elective course on Health and religious identities State University, January 30, 2020)
  •  Course Le parole della cura: inizio e fine vita nelle tre religioni monoteiste e nella spiritualità buddhista (University of Insubria, March 30, 2020).

Manuals and published documents 2020 def.pdf

“Salute e identità religiose “(2017)

“Etica laica e religiosa dei trapianti di organo “(2018)

“Carta delle buone pratiche” (2018)

“Vademecum : Come relazionarsi con pazienti di diverse culture e religioni”

Project Manager: Monsignor Pier Francesco Fumagalli, President A.R. 2020/2021