Diversity services in Brampton: A new frontier in treating patients

“A Buddhist family can chant for hours on end as a loved one is dying. A Hindu priest sometimes applies holy ash to a patient’s forehead, and places a sacred tulsi leaf into his mouth moments before his final breath. And instead of taking the dead straight to the morgue, as is standard practice, funeral home staff might bring a gurney right to the room to take a deceased Sikh for a prompt cremation.

In Brampton, two-thirds of the population are visible minorities (38 per cent are South Asian), which means dealing with issues of religious or cultural accommodation doesn’t just happen on an ad-hoc basis.”

Read more about another gleaming example of diversity management….

Diversity services in Brampton: A new frontier in treating patients – The Globe and Mail.

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