Health Care Provider and Faith Diversity Caroline Uchehara Grand Canyon University HLT 310 V August 21, 2011 Faith Diversity Spirituality is the foundation of holistic practice in nursing. Spirituality has evolved beyond religious considerations to incorporate multidimensional and existential perspectives that are integral to maintaining the patients’ well-being. A deeper understanding of spirituality enhances the potential for nurses to identify spiritual needs and incorporate spiritual caring into practice. Spirituality and the perception of disease are inter-related;religious beliefs may act as coping mechanisms. Due to the nature of profession, nurses provide care to patients of diverse faith.
I know that as a nurse, I will see patients with many different worldviews and I will be open to them and work with them to help them spiritually. Religion and spirituality can be huge in treating patents by using meditation and prayer in healing (Krietzer et al, 2012). This can cause patients to forgive and have hope, which can change their attitude on the disease and ultimately the outcome of the disease. References Krietzer, M., Dossey, L., & Groopman, J. (2012).
The World Health Organization, physicians, and patients acknowledge that spirituality is important to practice and helps to create hope, faith and compassion in health care, and also plays an important part in restoration of health. (1998). Seeker believes that spiritual practice in healthcare helps the individual cope with stress, anxiety, and fear, as well as gives the individual a feeling of hopeful and an overall healthier behavior, allowing the body to heal more effectively (2011). In this mixed environment of technology and spirituality, a healing hospital can help address the concerns of the patients of today. This paper will focus on those mechanism of a healing hospital and their relationship to spirituality.
Moreover, Hodges (2005) contended that 43 percent of all mental health clients rely on their religious deity for healing. According to Hodges (2005), these five assessment tools should be used according to the patient’s background and personality. First, conducting a spiritual history is similar to taking a family history assessment. The social worker asks the patient to take a two part questionnaire, an Initial Narrative Framework and Interpretive Anthropology Framework, in which the client will discuss their upbringing and spiritual background. The author believes that patients who are very talkative will benefit from this type of evaluation.
It is well known by now, that cornerstone of Watson’s theory is caring (Watson, 2008). The nurse not only has deep and sincere feelings of caring for the patient but also has true positive feelings of self (Watson, 2008). As a caregiver, the nurse has respect for the patients as individuals, for their thoughts, and for their wants (Watson, 2008). When devising my approach to present the barriers I observed in the telehealth system, I implemented Watson’s theory by first carefully thinking about an approach that would give
It is essential that patients know you care and want to help them. This is shown by making good use of the time spent with them, your tone, speed and volume of voice and listening carefully. Patients may divulge more information to nurses they trust due to the rapport that has been built, therefore it is vital to attempt to create as much of a close professional relationship as possible despite any barriers that may be in place. This essay will analyse part of the BBC TV programme “Someone To Watch Over Me” (2004) and how Jo, a social worker promotes health through communicating with Adam and Kim, the parents of Kim’s fourth child after her first three have previously been taken into care. 1a.
People with good structured principles have a better capacity to view situations in a more broader sense. These people views are usually base on logic instead of ill-rational thinking. I believe my parents or role models taught me reasonable ethics. I learn many valuable thinking, but the best is think for myself and make my own chooses without any negative influences. Knowledge also plays an important role in a person's world view.
My Personal Philosophy of Nursing My Personal Philosophy of Nursing The purpose of this paper is to define, describe and explain my thoughts, feelings and beliefs about the four concepts of the nursing metaparadigm and their interrelationship to one another as they guide my current nursing practice. There are many factors that have influenced my philosophy for not only nursing but my life. One of the factors that influence my philosophy of life and nursing is the way I was raised. I was raised in what some call the bible belt of our country by loving Christian parents. I was taught at a very early age that we should treat others as we would have them treat us.
Caring for Populations: Assessment and Diagnosis INTRODUCTION Assessment and diagnosis are the keys to caring in healthcare practice. For a Community Healthcare Nurse (CHN) to effectively practice in any given community, she has to assess the community, find out what problems exist, and formulate a plan to assist the people of the community in meeting their healthcare needs. Throughout this paper I will be exploring my community, Odenton, Maryland, its demography, and epidemiology and assessing the living conditions and problems of the people in the community by gathering data from census reports, vital statistic and city records as well as windshield survey. I will compare the data with that of the county, Anne Arundel, and the state
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