Oscillation can be achieved through a process of expressing grief by means of revisiting and retelling of the the story of the loss, holding conversations with the image of the loved one and to providing opportunity to structure future goals and restore contact with a new world (Neimeyer & Currier, 2009, pg. 355). It has been shown to produce substantial change (Shear, Frank, Houch, & Reynolds, 2005 as cited in Neimeyer & Currier, 2009). Some benefits to denial are acknowledged, provided it is not in the extreme or long term. In support of oscillation, evidence shows that
Discuss the philosophy and principles of palliative care Palliative care Palliative care is an approach that aims to improve the quality of life for a person and their family, facing the problems associated with a life-threatening illness. It is a multidisciplinary approach that focuses on providing patients with relief from pain and other physical symptoms. It ensures the client’s comfort and dignity during the last days, weeks or months of their life and also involves their psychological, spiritual and social needs. End of life care
A personal philosophy of nursing allows nurses to guide and shape their practice. As Molzahn & Shields states, "we are in the privileged position of working closely with human beings and helping them deal with many aspects of the human condition" (2008, p.25). By working daily with patients who all have distinct and unique healthcare experiences, I believe that it is crucial to have a set of values and ethics that guide how we care for our patients. By holding Christian beliefs and values, I believe that it is important to care for other people the way Jesus cares for us, and to take time to notice the little glimpses of Christ shown in other people. When thinking about how I can have an impact on my patients, I keep in mind that "for most people, most of the time, God comes to us in the valleys and plains of life" (Doornbos, Groenhout, & Hotz, 2005, p.21).
It provides an overall measure of an individual’s perception of the spiritual quality within their lives and consists of two subscales: religious well-being and existential well-being. The religious well-being subscale (10 items) provides a self-assessment of one’s relationship with God, while the existential well-being subscale (10 items) offers a self-assessment of one’s sense of life purpose and life satisfaction (Paloutzian and Ellison 1982). SWBS employs a six-point Likert-type scale that ranges from completely disagree (1) to completely agree (6). A reversed scoring method was used for negative questions (items 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, and 18). The range of scores for each of the religious and existential subscales was between 10 and 60.
For the process of healing to be amiably achieved there should be a cooperation of the patient and the nurse this elevates the confidentiality of the patient and make it easier of the functionality of the nurse. However, there are cases where the autonomy of the patient has to be contested to achieve the process of healing; this raises issues
Religion plays an integral role in the healthcare setting. As such, healthcare givers are required to respect patients’ faith diversity while giving treatment and care. This paper thus seeks to discuss the differences between the Christian and Muslim religions as well as healthcare practices that are fundamental to both belief systems. The paper will also address the worldview questions outlined in Called to Care and thus provide a spiritual perspective on healing. Healthcare practitioners are supposed to provide care which meets the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of each patient.
We should be imitating Christ in our care for others and promoting Shalom in their lives. We are called to be Christ-like and much of Christ’s ministry in the New Testament involves healing others physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Jesus met the needs of the people that he encountered, and that is what Christian nurses are called to do as well. Christian nurses should also reflect the love that God has given us. God calls us to love Him and to love and serve others.
Spirituality is defined as “the aspect of humanity that refers to the way individuals seek and express meaning and purpose and the way they experience their connectedness to the moment, to self, to others, to nature, and to the significant or sacred,” (Puchalski, 2013, p. 493). Repeatedly, studies show spirituality does in fact play a significant role in the health, welfare and recovery of the patient. The patient has always been the center of focus when studies have been conducted on spirituality in healthcare, until recently, when the question arose regarding the impact of spirituality in healthcare on the healthcare worker. Healthcare organizations should be required to incorporate spirituality into their routine treatment regimen in order to inspire happiness in healthcare workers, impact patient health, build stronger relationships with the Catholic Church, support treatment in a whole-person setting and dedicate an entire system to spiritual healthcare to include the patient, clinician, and
Thoughtful sympathy inspirational gifts combine spiritual support with encouragement in times of grief. They place an emphasis on celebrating the life of the deceased and challenge us to move on to honor our loved ones with courage and hope. In times of grief, it is important to balance support and comfort with hope and encouragement. What constitutes inspiration will vary with the individual and takes into consideration the person 's world view and value system.
Co-morbidities may include diabetes disease, cancer, HIV infection and even pregnancies. For a successful care of the patient, the clinician should consider the cultural beliefs of the patient by seeking to incorporate the beliefs into the treatment plan as they influence the attitude and preference of the patient (Blanco, 2012). A comprehensive mutually agreed upon treatment plan entailing patient and family engagement is recommended. Always educate and engage the patient.
Imagine you have difficulty waking up, trying to fight the constant sensation of drowsiness with the little life you have left. When you wake, you struggle through the haze of confusion to finally realize that you are in the same monochromatic, secluded room you’ve been in for the past two months or possibly two years. No family in sight. No pets. No fireplace awaiting you.