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This Effect of Disasters on Community Health Systems

What spiritual issues surrounding a disaster can arise for individuals, communities, and health care providers?

Please explain these issues to me in the context of a natural or man-made disaster.

How can a community health nurse assist in the spiritual care of the individual, community, self, and colleagues?

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A variety of spiritual issues surrounding a disaster can arise for individuals, communities, and health care providers, due to the fact that most individuals within our society practice some form of religion or spirituality, which will have a tremendous bearing on their viewpoints in regards to natural disasters. Depending on the religious affiliation of an individual, there are a variety of reasons that natural disasters affect mankind in the manner that they do, and the reasons that are contained in religious texts will largely be the reason that a given individual will accept as the cause of the natural disaster. In most religious doctrines natural disasters are explained as punishments that man undergoes for the violation of spiritual law, or principles, and this viewpoint can have ...

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