MLPI offers a wide range of courses to healthcare professionals, Organ Procedurement Organizations, grief counsellors and spirtual care providers that are designed to improve muticultural competencies, especially as it relates to diverse Muslim populations. In addition, we design and facilitate custom training to meet the unique needs of your organization. Our trainers and curriculum developers are highly trained professionals with with years of relevant experience in their field.
INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM
Introduction to Islam is an exploration of the Islamic faith, beliefs, scriptures, practices and religious institutions. It also reviews Islamic cultural norms and commonly held attitudes. This course is designed for Organ Procurement Organizations and other healthcare professionals who wish to gain a greater understanding of Islam, to better serve those whose spiritual and religious foundation is centered in Islam. This course provides insights into various commonly held beliefs among Muslims that may impact the conversation and choices surrounding end of life and organ donation. It also provides best practices for developing outreach approaches to culturally and ethnically diverse Muslim communities.
FAMILY DYNAMICS: CHOICES AND THE GRIEVING PROCESS
Family Dynamics: Choices and the Grieving Process explores how family dynamics may differ between first generation, second generation, blended (multifaith, multiracial, and multiethnic) families; and how family dynamics differs between immigrant families from predominantly Muslim countries and families that have American born Muslims that convert to Islam. This course also looks at how these family dynamics, culture, ethnicity and religion impact end of life choices and the grieving process.
The premise for the course content is that if the healthcare provider and caregiver better understand Islamic beliefs, recognize the diversity of Islamic communities, and consider religious amalgamation in Muslim families in America these healthcare professionals and caregivers will more effectively serve the needs of Muslim patients and families grappling with life and death choices and grief.
TOWARDS JANNAH: APPROPRIATE PALLIATIVE CARE FOR MUSLIMS
This training module is designed to provide clinical/medical professional and caregivers a deeper understanding of Islamic beliefs and practices that impact end of life choices and care. Also, to introduce them to effective approaches to palliative care for Muslims, as well as, appropriate ways to assist Muslim patients with their need to live and transition in accordance with the tenets of Islam.
SENSITIVITY TRAINING: OVERCOMING YOUR OWN BIAS – UNDERSTANDING MUSLIMS AND THE ISLAMIC FAITH
Overcoming Your Own Bias is a training module designed to provide clinical/medical staff deeper understanding of the nature of inherent cultural, ethic, and religious bias. Training provides strategies for overcoming implicit and explicit communication barriers which impede efficacy. It then addresses religion bias, discrimination and intolerance in the delivery of healthcare services.
The course provides healthcare professionals with an understanding of Muslims and the Islamic faith to assist them with providing a more patient centered approach to care for Muslims; and, as a bonus it provides a primer for global religion as a toolkit for healthcare professionals. In this course we cover bias, discrimination, prejudice and intolerance in the context of healthcare; techniques for overcoming implicit and explicit bias, global religion and multicultural healthcare.
ISLAMIC BIOETHICS & MEDICAL ETHICS
This training module is a deep dive into medical ethics and bioethics issues impacting Muslim patients. It is designed to educate healthcare providers on the ethical best practices related to Islamic cultural competency, and to provide them with a deeper understanding of Islamic beliefs that must be considered when they are called upon to make medical ethical choices that are related to their Muslim patients. In addition, this course addresses some of the bioethics issues that Muslims grapple with when facing end of life choices, and issues surrounding organ donation and transplantation.