Do Jehovah Witnesses believe in going to the hospital? Most Jehovah’s Witnesses have a positive attitude towards healthcare staff and are willing to seek medical help and advice when sick. They may be keen to make sure that medical staff are aware they would reject blood transfusions.
Why do Jehovah Witnesses not believe in medicine? Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that it is against God’s will to receive blood and, therefore, they refuse blood transfusions, often even if it is their own blood.
How do Jehovah’s Witnesses take care of their patients?
- Treat each patient individually.
- Use community resources.
- Be sure the patient is free from coercion.
- Assess stability of patient preferences.
- Remember JW patients’ desire to refuse treatment is just about transfusions.
What do Jehovah Witnesses believe about healing? The Jehovah’s Witnesses are not faith healers. They do not claim that God will heal them without transfusions. In some publications they embrace martyrdom praising children and families who go to their death rather than accept transfusions (Watchtower 1990, p. 6 and Watchtower 1994).