Differentiated Care for the Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons)

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Helena Michailkovai, PhD, RN
Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health and Social Studies of University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

Learning Objective 1: The learner will be able to understand the specific health care requirements of the members of Mormon religion.

Learning Objective 2: The learner will become acquainted with the results of an extensive research focused on health care for Mormons and their lifestyle.


To map the specific features of health care and life style of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints (LDS Church) in the Czech Republic. 


The quantitative part of the research was carried out by a questionnaire distributed among individual members of the LDS Church. The total number of all the questionnaires issued was of 300. For the data analysis, 161 questionnaires were used, which is a 53.7% rate of returns.


The results demonstrated that the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints adhere to healthy life style, refuse all the types of narcotic substances (coffee, black or green tea, alcohol and tobacco) and spend their time together actively with their families. They consider their health as a God´s gift, which must be protected. The Mormons do not refuse any medical procedures, they will accept transfusion or transplantation. 


Mormons respondents stated that they were satisfied with the level of healthcare in the Czech Republic. However, they wish that the hospital staff treated them with higher respect.