This paper is written to provide education about cultural diversity in the health care field. The goal was to investigate the faith beliefs of Baha’ism, Sikhism, and Buddhism, and compare their spiritual perspective on healing, as well as the critical components of healing. These were compared with Christianity to determine the similarities and differences. This will be reviewed to better educate caregivers as they minister to various cultures in the hospital and community.

Religious faith and beliefs of the patient must be integrated with the scientific medical care in order to provide holistic care to the patent. Religion and the health of individuals and populations play an important role in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. Coping strategies, health behaviors and attitudes are influenced by one’s religious believe. Health care providers caring for patients from different religious traditions must understand the diversity in faith in order to provide religious and culturally sensitive high quality care. Over 1200 different religions are practiced in the USA (Bryan, 1999). This paper will discuss the brief background of the three religions, address obstacles according to the religion that are being discussed but not all religions have them and the important component of healing process of three religions. These religions are frequently met in healthcare are Baha’ism, Sikhism and Buddhism.
      First faith: Baha’ism
Baha’u’llah is the founder of Baha’i faith and his main memorandum is that all human being share a divine and natural union Baha’i is a monotheistic religion based out of Iran that has over 5 million followers throughout the world. Its main premise is to strive for world peace. They also believe in the equalization of humanity, such as ridding the world of extreme wealth and poverty, forming one world religion and one international language. In summary, they believe that the...