A Call for Understanding Religious Diversity in Health Services Organizations

October 30, 2002

Source: Business and Management Practices

On October 30, 2002 Business and Management Practices printed an article stating, "health services organizations need to be able to respond to the special needs of their patients. To be effective... managers must have a basic understanding of the implications of cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity, as the number of Americans whose culture, ethnicity, and religion differ from those of the American mainstream increases. This means that the expectations and needs of diverse staff and, as important, the various patients treated in HSOs must be understood and met to the greatest extent possible."