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Spirituality in Healthcare

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Recognizing that being a healthcare provider is a ministry of service, how can a healthcare provider prepare to address spirituality in health situations for each of the following groups: one's self, one's patient, the patient's family, and one's colleagues?

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1. Recognizing that being a healthcare provider is a ministry of service, how can a healthcare provider prepare to address spirituality in health situations for each of the following groups: one's self, one's patient, the patient's family, and one's colleagues?

For self, one must know thy self, understanding one's own values and beliefs on spirituality and the morality of human life, which are necessary truths in order to care for the spiritual needs of others. Good interpersonal skills, being available and a holistic view of spirituality are also essential to provide spiritual care to the client. Spirituality includes both the believer and nonbeliever. However, in addition to offering support for relationships with others, a health care professional must be prepared to talk about the relationship with a higher power, as well as relationships with self and others, which are also spiritual in nature. Sometimes just learning to be there for ...

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