Assessment of the Spiritual Needs
Use these articles as resourses and to aid with the questionaire. “Evaluating your Spiritual Assessment Process,” from the Joint Commission: The Source (2005), located on the Professional Chaplains Web site Issue 2 http://www.pastoralreport.com/archives/spiritual.pdf 2. The Joint Commission Standards FAQ Details Read “The Joint Commission Standards FAQ Details- Spiritual Assessment,” located on the Joint Commission Web site. http://www.jointcommission.org/standards_information/jcfaqdetails.aspx?StandardsFaqId=290&ProgramId=1 The Joint Commission provides some guidelines for creating spiritual assessment tools for evaluating the spiritual needs of patients. Using these resources and any other guidelines/examples you can find, make up your own tool for assessing the spiritual needs of patients. 1. The spiritual-needs assessment tool should include a minimum of five questions that can either be answered by the patient and/or by your observation of the patient. The information can be presented in a Word document, in a table, or in questionnaire format. Using your assessment-tool questions, practice completing a spiritual assessment with a patient, family member, or friend. Once complete, analyze your results in 750-1000 words, with the following: 1. Write a brief summary of your assessment findings. 2. What significant discoveries did you make about the individual you chose to assess? 3. What went well? 4. What would you do differently in the future? 5. Were there any barriers or challenges that inhibited your ability to complete the assessment tool? How would you address these in the future or change your assessment to better address these challenges? 6. Describe the spiritual experience you had with your patient, family member, or friend using this tool. How does this tool allow you to better meet the needs of your patient? While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines. Submit your assessment tool, patient answers, and your analysis of how the assessment went. Please make sure in the introduction, the essence of the paper is contained within the thesis and the thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear. Also include a conclusion.
Spiritual Needs AssessmentSpiritual assessment is health care providers who can recognize a patient`s spiritual needs pertaining to their mental health care. The resources and spiritual needs have a large impact on the beliefs on the outcomes and resolutions on the health care. This is aimed at providing accurate spiritual assessment (Schmidt, 2004). This paper aims at analyzing important issues on spiritual needs assessment. In order for the health care providers to carry out excellent health care services to the patients there should be an assessment that is thoroughly carried out on spiritual assessment must be included during patients care. Assortment of study has revealed that there is a connection between supporting a patient`s spirituality with their health and aptitude to deal with illness. It is now a necessity of organizations to include a spiritual assessment to aiming at maintaining accreditation with The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission expects a minimum requirement of a spiritual assessment to determine the patient`s religion and if they have any spiritual practices that are...