Sami Ayed Alshammary
King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh
He is a Consultant of Palliative Care and Family Medicine at the Postgraduate Education of Family Medicine, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia and Consultant of Palliative Care department at King Fahad Medical City since 2010. Dr. AlShammary completed his Bachelor Degree in Medicine (MBBS) at King Saud University, Riyadh in 1997, and received his Arab Board and Jordanian Board of Family Medicine in 2005. He also earned his Saudi Board in Family Medicine in 2004. In 2010, he completed APHN Diploma in Palliative Care at National Cancer Centre, Singapore and Fellowship in Palliative Care at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, in Canada. In 2009, he completed a Palliative Medicine Fellowship at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh and Graduate Certificate & Diploma in Palliative Care at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. Dr. Sami obtained Master of Medical Education (MME) at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh on August 2010.
Ruqyah defined in Islam as the recitation of the Quran seeking the refuge in Allah, remembrance and supplications that are used as a means of treating sicknesses and other problems as the Quran is a source of healing. Cancer is a life-threatening disease that often has a tremendous impact on patient’s quality of life, also is associated with the experience of uncertainty, vulnerability, hopelessness, isolation, fear, shock, depression, anger and expectation of healing versus death. Cancer is one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide. It places considerable mental, physical and emotional stress on patients and requires them to make significant adjustments in many key areas of their lives. The aim of this study was to explore the impact of Ruqyah on cancer patients among patients admitted to the Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) in KFMC, Riyadh, to explore the significance of Ruqyah on cancer patients. Ruqyah satisfaction as part of the religious and cultural influences on general heath well-being of Muslims and provides a better understanding of Ruqyah practice and its implications for counseling and spiritual interventions. The data to validate this satisfaction is lacking; Few study has been done in Muslim countries. Dling this study will provide an understanding the significant Ruqyah.