The popularized concept that Native American people have a “mystical” spirituality and live in harmony with nature is yet another taboo myth. Native Americans do believe in living in harmony with all elements as well as balance and harmony of spirit, mind, body and the environment. This belief also provides the Native American culture with a holistic approach to medicine. Health issues and solutions are typically seen as spiritually based and cared for without western medical interventions. This cultural custom directly affects treatment and how long an individual goes before being treated by a speech pathologist or audiologist. Knowing that health issues are usually cared for spiritually first it would be appropriate for the clinician to
In health care the Baptist, Mormon, Judaism faith have different beliefs and traditions on how to treat a patient. These religions are very diverse and have many different beliefs on the way of life. The origins, general beliefs, and traditions, will be only a few thing compared in this paper. Be prepared for facts about how each religion has had an impact on the healthcare world. Enjoy this paper on Religious Diversity.
Barrio & Kay (1977*) explained that physical health, environment and mental wellbeing are fundamental understanding of health among Mexican American. This culture is also characterized by set of values which include family, spirituality/religiosity, folk medicine and respect (Padilla & Villalobos, 2006). Religious beliefs are deeply rooted in Mexican American culture, and guides individual understanding of health and illness (Alvarado, 2008). Alvarado (2008) found that the majority of Mexican American identified themselves as a Christian, especially Roman Catholicism. Strong spirituality influence a belief that health and illness is determined by God. Having good health is viewed as being as good luck or being rewarded (Giger & Davidhizar, 2004*), while Illness is viewed as a punishment from God for bad behaviors (Alvarado, 2008). Although, spirituality is a coping mechanism used to maintain or reestablish emotional equilibrium during difficult times, many Mexican Americans may delay seeking or accepting medical interventions, especially when spiritual beliefs or rituals must be strictly observed (Nall & Spielberg, 1967). For this reason, it is crucial for nurses to seek clarification on how religion/spirituality may interfere with care and how this belief can positively or negatively impact health
This essay will be addressing the seven worldview questions of Christians versus Wiccan’s. Additionally, the common components of Wicca and Christianity practices including concerns when receiving healthcare, will be examined. Finally the writers own spiritual perspectives as well as what the writer learned during the research conducted for this paper will be discussed.
The author of Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity, David Entwistle (2010), states that the premise of the book is to help us understand human nature by “weaving together perspectives from psychology and Christian theology” (Entwistle, 2010, p. 13). His goal is to prove that, when used wisely, psychology and Christian theology can provide a more accurate picture of the physical and spiritual man “because both of them are concerned with truths revealed by God in nature and in His Word” (Entwistle, 2010, p. 221). The book discusses how the integration of Psychology and Christian Theology can be integrated, into Christian counseling, through our understanding of worldviews, counseling models, etc.
The Spiritual model is getting a sense of how people’s spiritual and religious beliefs, values, and practices might be related to their presenting problem and can also provide direction to clients in constructing solutions for their lives. Spirituality is individual, subjective and can be expressed in different ways. Some people choose to express their spirituality through religion or religious practice, while others may not. Spirituality can also be described as the search for answers to life’s big questions, why is this happening to me?
Nursing is proving care, support, and serve people who are in need. The purpose of nursing is to improve patient 's health condition to a better life. The goal of this paper is to explain my personal philosophy and clarify some of my values of nursing.
It entails an awareness of the physical, social, spiritual and cultural needs of the patient. By so doing, it can help facilitate a more perceptive approach to the expectations of the patients. Hence, it will lead to the provision of a more culturally sensitive approach to the delivery of care. As a result, it will lead to an enhanced understanding and improved patient care. However, in the story it did not end up as expected. A tragic consequence that had a huge possibility that it could have turned out differently makes it especially so. Looking back on how old this book was written, there are several changes that are embraced within the medical arena with respect to cultural diversity. Demographic differences are now given weight as well as spirituality which is reckoned to be essential especially to the holistic approach to providing healthcare, one that embraces the mind, the body and the
Emily Dykstra and Dr. Jennifer Feenstra, both professors within the psychology department, discussed the journeys of their faith life and how they came to truly articulate their personal beliefs. These professors also talked about the many challenges faced by “emerging adults” who perhaps have a rather weak hold of their faith in the midst of a heavily-secular world and how to deal with such challenges. Of course, they believe that our education at Northwestern equips us as “courageous and faithful learners” with the suitable framework for our faith, yet they also realize that this Christian environment may be sheltering us from the harsh realities of the world. This session reminded me of a previous discussion I had with my FYS class about why we believe what we believe. Through that discussion, I realized that I had never really articulated what my faith actually meant to me. Instead, I simply piggybacked off my parents’ beliefs and called them my own. This session, and my FYS experience, has led me to a desire of being able to truly articulate my own beliefs and to take control of my faith life instead of being spoonfed religious beliefs from my
More detail could be given to the client’s spiritual and social dimensions, but with this intake form mainly focusing on the biological dimension, I was pleased to see the questions regarding the spiritual and social dimensions. The form also pays attention to the main concerns the client is facing, how the concerns are affecting the client’s relationships, legal issues, and any significant health concerns that should be taken into consideration in
Acute Decompensated Heart Failure (ADHF) is a clinical syndrome of worsening signs or symptoms of heart failure requiring hospitalization or other unscheduled medical care (Felker 2014). ADHF formerly known as congestive heart failure is one of the leading cause for hospitalizations in the United States. ADHF accounts for approximately 1 million hospitalizations per year in the United States (Arnold & Porepa 2012). According to the Acute Decompensated Heart Failure National Registry, patients hospitalized with ADHF have a substantial risk of in-hospital mortality and rehospitalization.
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.
(2010) by McMinn, Staley, Webb, and Seegobin the authors decipher the differences between various Christian approaches. Biblical counseling, pastoral counseling, and Christian psychology are a few of the different methods which can be used when clients want a Christian perspective integrated into their therapy. Biblical counseling is mainly used among very conservative Christians who wish to return the role of counseling to the church (McMinn et al., 2010, p. 392). “Biblical counselors consider the bible to be superior and more authoritative than psychological science, theory, or technique” (McMinn et al., 2010, p. 392). Pastoral counseling can have two different meanings. One meaning is a pastor who offers to counsel but in actuality has only taken a few counseling courses in seminary school. Or, it can refer to the profession of pastoral counseling where the pastor has credentials in both psychotherapy and Christian ministry (McMinn et al., 2010, p. 393). “Rather than separating themselves from psychological knowledge, as biblical counselors do, pastoral counselors attempt to employ both spiritual and psychological means to facilitate healing and fostering wellness in people (McMinn et al., 2010 p. 393). Many times the role and services provided by a pastor are in fact the same as a clinical Christian psychologist can also have two meanings. One variation is a psychologist who takes their faith and makes it an integral part of their practice. The other is a new group of mental health professionals that belong to the Society of Christian Psychology or SCP. These members “ attempt to found their work on the ancient truths and wisdom embedded in and derived from the Bible, as well as other classic Christian texts, written throughout centuries” (McMinn et al., 2010 p. 393-4). It is important for clients to be aware of the methods used by their Christian therapist so they can decide if it is the
In many instances, people turn to us healthcare providers to understand why a family member passed away. The question I asked to them when a patient dies “Are you spiritual and if yes would you want to me to get a Chaplin”. Some of them are grateful and asked for me to pray with them, which seems to give them peace. I always try not to force my beliefs on them and I try to offer help in any way I can. Finally, video one really enlighten us on the importance of spirituality for nurses. The narrator talks about patients’ needs of spirituality during health crisis. Many studies have shown that spiritual well-being makes an impact on how patients respond to illness. Nurses are primary care givers, thus responsible of patients’ spiritual needs and
Reflecting on one’s religious experiences growing up can be a rigorous task but can also provide a self-reflection if the one reflecting looks at the events in a non-bias manner. I grew up in a non-structured home when it came to religion. My first experiences of religion came from my Dad’s stepdad. He owned a farm out in Bolton and when I was little I would go to the farm on the weekends and assist them on the farm and maybe see my cousins while I was there. At first, I didn’t go to church with my grandfather, but I would watch the religion channel since they only had one tv and it was on what he wanted if it was on at all. Memories are still engraved of watching sermons of John Hagee and others. He stuck out the most to me because he kind of reminded me of my grand