Counseling the Family of the Terminally Ill During Sickness and Death
Keywords:Counseling, Family, Terminal illness, Death, Islam
AbstractA center for counseling is practically nonexistent in the Muslim world. Likewise, Muslims living in the West, on many occasions, tend to seek the services of non-Muslim counselors when confronted with specific emotional social problems. This article serves to evolve a method of counseling the MusLim family, based on the teachings of the Glorious Qur'an and Hadith during three specific stages: upon news that the loved one is tcrminally ill, during his or her sickness, and after his or her death.
LicenseAuthors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).