Visiting the sick

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Visiting the sick, either at hospital or their home, is a recommended philanthropic deed in different cultures and religions, including Christianity[1], Judaism[2] and Islam[3] and is considered an aspect of benevolence and a work of mercy. In Judaism, for instance, the act is called Bikur cholim and is considered a part of mitzvah (commandment).


Visiting the sick is mainly performed on a voluntarily basis. The purpose of the visit is to reflect on shared feeling with the sick person and to spend some warm quality time with them, providing him/her with inspiration and positive feelings that can help them fight their sickness and get well soon [4].


  1. ^ "The Mercy of Visiting the Sick". Catholic Exchange. 27 February 2019. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Visiting the Sick in Judaism". My Jewish Learning. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Virtues of Visiting the Sick |". Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Advice On Visiting the Sick". Retrieved 15 October 2019.