Health and Medical Community Health Needs Discussion
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When spiritual care is being performed different from my views, it is hard not to judge. There are many items in which will be different to my views. That is why we are human and all different. If we were all the same we would be boring. The hardest thing is judging the decision of the patient or family. For example, Jehovah witnesses do not receive a blood transfusion. If the patient really needs blood, it is their spiritual belief God will provide the path for them. I, as a nurse, need to treat the patient and one way of treating is through administering blood. But if the blood is refused, then I have to continue for the care for the patient with respect to their beliefs. I may be judgemental, which is probably my biggest weakness, I will have the best respect, I can, for the patient and the decision in which was made.
Who would have the final say in decision-making? The consumer/customer/patient will always have the final say in which is going to happen. For example, if I were the patient, the “buck” stops with me. The decision will be respected on what I make. Now, I have to remember, I need to respect the decision in which my parents make when it comes time even though we may not want to give up.
Community Health Needs Discussion
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Nursing care is holistic; it encompasses the patient as the center and it surrounds it with presence, communication, human touch and care. Spiritual care can be given without the presence of religion. Patient do not only have physical and emotional needs, they also have spiritual needs. My definition of spiritual care in nursing is to be presence for our patients, with the ability to understand the patient’s needs to the extend of reaching out to those who might help the patient furthermore. In our hospital we have the ability to call spiritual care to talk to out patients. Spiritual care is addressing the needs of out patients, these needs might medical in nature. For example, when a family member loses a loved one, there might be many questions that could be religious in nature and facilitating the communication between a chaplain and them could ease or help transitioning to acceptance.
To understand spirituality is to know that spirituality and religion are to different entities. A person can be spiritual without being religious; but religion can connect someone with spirituality. In other words spirituality is universal and very broad, it might cover many concepts and two people might not practice the same concepts in their daily life.