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Spirituality #5

Spirituality is awareness of one's inner self and a sense of connection to a higher being, nature or to some purpose greater than oneself.
Self-transcendence is the belief that there is a force outside of and greater than the person.
connectedness intrapersonally connected within oneself to spirituality, inter personally connected with other and the environment and transpersoanlly connected with the unseen, God or a higher power.
faith allows people to believe in and establish transpersonal connections
existential reality that provide unique and subjective experience for all people.
beliefs and values provide the foundation of truth
inner strength give people ability to make difficult decisions
atheist do not believe in existence of God
agnostic who believe that there is no known ultimate reality
sprititual well-being is often described as having two dimensions. the vertical dimension supports the transcendent relationship between a person and God or some other higher power. The horizontal dimension describes positive relationships and connections people have with oth
hope spirituality and faith foster this
spiritual distress is the "impaired ability to experience and integrate meaning and purpose in life through connectedness with self, others,art, music, literature, nature, and or power greater than self.
Spirituality Spirituality exists in all people, two identifying themes: unifying theme in people's lives and a state of being.
Spirituality has eight distinct but overlapping constructs. Inner peace and harmony, energy, self-transcendence, connectedness, faith, existential reality, beliefs and values, and inner strength.
spirituality and health to provide meaningful and supportive spiritual care, it is important for nurses to understand the concepts of spirituality, spiritual well-being, faith religion and hope.
spiritual health finding a balance between their values, goals, beliefs and their relationships withing themselves and with others.
spiritual problems illness, loss grief or major life change occur, people either use spiritual resources to help them cope or spiritual needs and concerns develop.
Acute illness sudden unexpected illness that poses both immediate and a long-term threat to a client's life, health, and /or well-being creates significant spiritual distress
chronic illness threaten the person's independence, causing fear, anxiety and spiritual distress. Dependence on others create feelings of powerlessness.
terminal illness commonly cause fears of physical pain, isolation, the unknown and dying.
Nursing process use assessment data to identify areas of strength and support: encourage caregivers to participate in spiritual behaviors to enhance well being;consider cultural differences and find community resources
assessment use belief: Belief system, ethics, lifestyle, involvement in religious community, education and future events
hinduism modern medical science/sins cause illness, no prolonging life/time for prayer purity rituals, allow amulets, rituals and symbols
sikhism modern medical science/ females examine females, removal of undergarment cause distress/devotional prayer and religious symbols
buddhism modern medical science/refuses treatment on holy days, spirits cause illness, wants buddhist priest, no euthanasia, accepts death as part of life, accepts withdrawal of life support/ maintain good health, sometimes no meds chemicals harm body.
islam practice five pillars of islam, fatalistic view of health/faith healing, family members comfort, group prayer, withdrawal of life support,death is predetermined, maintains sense of hope/women prefer female providers, family in room
judaism sanctity of life, god and medicine have balance, refuse treatment on sabbath/visiting sick obligation,obligation healthy living/nurse to provide competant care, family with dying patient
christianity modern medicine, alternative medicine/ prayer faith healing, visits of clergy, anointing of sick when ill or near death(Catholic) /maintain health, allow prayer
navajos fundamental place of humans and their place in universe/ blessingway is to remove illness by stories, song, riutals, prayers,symbols and sand paintings/ holistic approach of medicine, not on time provide education on wellness not prevention
appalachians nature controls life, folk healers, christian members/dislike hospitals, episodic treatment,anxious in unfamiliar settings, encourage communication with family and friends.
nursing diagnosis anxiety/ineffective coping/fear/ complicated grieving/ hopelesness/ powerlessness/ readiness for enhanced spiritual well-being/spirtiual distress, risk for spiritual distress
planning client will express a acceptance of his illness, client reports ability to rely on family member for support, client initiates social interactions with family and friends.
dietary regulations:hindu vegetarians
dietary:buddhist vegetarians no alcohol fast on holy days
dietary islam no pork or alcohol fast during ramaddan
dietary christianity no alcohol or caffeine for baptist, evangelicals or renecostals
dietary jehovah's wittnesses no blood in food
dietary restrictions:mormonism no alcohol or caffeine
dietary restrictions: native american individual
restoring or continuing care prayer, meditaion, supporting grief
evaluation client's spiritual care requires the nurse to think critically in determining efforts at restoring or maintaining the client's spiritual health.
Created by: azchic1973