Master of Science in Journalism
Faculty / School
Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)
Muna Khan, Lecturer, Centre for Excellence in Journalism
Abstract / Summary
Despite Pakistan having adopted modern forms of treatment as part of its official healthcare regime, many non-traditional treatment types are still prevalent in the country - faith healing being one of them. It has a wide acceptance among the masses, be it country’s cities or rural areas.
There are many factors that have forced people to seek alternative forms of treatment: inadequate healthcare facilities, weak healthcare legislation, and religious misconceptions surrounding health-related concerns.
This capstone project is focused on highlighting the flaws in Pakistan’s healthcare regulations that have failed to devise a robust mechanism to curtail the practice. It includes interviews of people who visit faith healers, religious scholars, social scientists and healthcare practitioners.
Mushtaq, F. (2019). Faith healing: an unregulated health domain (Unpublished graduate research project). Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan. Retrieved from https://ir.iba.edu.pk/research-projects-msj/13