Rania El-Desoky,: No financial relationships to disclose
Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community. The impact on the practicing pharmacy team member as well as patient care may go unnoticed. This session will discussion the cultural practice of fasting and provide a deeper understanding of its spiritual roots, traditions, and impact on health and medications.
Discuss the practice of fasting during the observation of Ramadan.
Describe the physiological effects of fasting during Ramadan.
Identify which chronic disease states require additional management during Ramadan.
List effective strategies to support patients during Ramadan.