Title

Amish Culture and Their Utilization of Burns and Wounds Ointment for the Treatment of Burns.

Publication/Presentation Date

3-1-2016

Abstract

As indicated in the 2010 United States Religion Census, there are approximately 251 000 Amish people in the United States and Ontario. This census also demonstrated that a new Amish community is founded on average about every three-and-a-half weeks, suggesting that this religious culture is the fastest-growing religion throughout the United States. Because of the rapid growth of the Amish population, it is essential for health care workers to understand their background, cultural, and health care beliefs, especially in the treatment of burns. The purpose of this article is to examine the Amish background, cultural, and health care beliefs, specifically the utilization of burns and wounds ointment and burdock leaves in the treatment of burns.

Volume

30

Issue

2

First Page

78

Last Page

87

ISSN

1550-5138

Disciplines

Nursing

PubMedID

26871246

Department(s)

Patient Care Services / Nursing, Patient Care Services / Nursing Faculty

Document Type

Article