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CAIR-Ohio Provides Training to Nurses about Islamic Culture

(CLEVELAND, OH, 5/18/06) – The Cleveland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OHIO) recently provided training on Islamic culture to parish nurses affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic Health System.

The training, titled, “Cultural Competency: Understanding the Muslim Patient” is part of a series of outreach efforts by CAIR-OHIO to teach healthcare practitioners how to provide culturally competent care to their Muslim patients.

Dr. Shazia Khan of MetroHealth Medical Center, led the training. CAIR also provided the publication “A Health Care Provider’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices” as well as other materials on Islam and cultural sensitivity.

CONTACT: Julia A. Shearson, Director, Cleveland Office, 216-830-2247,
E-Mail:; Dr. Asma Mobin-Uddin, President, CAIR-OHIO, 614-451-3232, E-Mail:


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