The Health Care Providers’ Handbook on Hindu Patients is a quick-reference tool for health workers to use when caring for Hindu patients. The handbook aims to help health workers understand the religious beliefs and practices of Hindus that can affect health care, and provide links to further advice and resources.
The handbook covers a range of topics including prayer and meditation, astrological beliefs, karma, fasting, end of life issues, maternity care, and food requirements.
It is important to note that because of personal and cultural variations in the way Hinduism is practiced the handbook can only provide general information and advice. Health workers should always consult their patient about their personal level of religious observance.
The handbook was developed by Queensland Health with the assistance of the Hindu community of Queensland
This booklet makes mention of “Hare krishnas” in several places. You might want to give the link to your healthcare practitioner