They believe that illness can be cured by appropriate mental
(d) Treatment consists of prayer and counsel for the sick person;
healing is carried out by certified practitioners.
(e) Healing is highly intellectual.
There is no formal clergy.
(a) Because surgery or other medical care is not permitted, often legal
intervention must be obtained in order to give care in an emergency situation.
(b) Because there is no formal clergy, arrangements may have to be
made to have other church members visit the patient.
e. The Latter Day Saints.
(a) Mormons are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
(b) They believe in the laying on of hands in treating deformities.
(c) They do not use tobacco; drink stimulants (such as coffee, tea, or
cola drinks) or alcoholic beverages; or consume chocolate.
(a) Inform the dietician or Head Nurse of the patient's dietary
(b) Ask the patient if he/she has any particular religious practices
he/she wishes to follow and adhere to them if possible.