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  Topic 2 DQ 2 reply to  Khurshida

Spiritual health is that aspect of our well-being which organizes the values, the relationships, and the meaning and purpose of our lives. Patients and healthcare professionals alive have experienced a growing recognition of the importance of spiritual health as a foundation for physical health and well-being. As a reformed healthcare system places greater emphasis on etiology and prevention as opposed to relief of symptoms, creative and holistic partnerships between the medical profession and spiritual care givers can and will emerge. The opportunities for fusing the causes of scientific medicine and spiritual enlightenment have never been stronger (Falvo, 2011). Nurses should be open to discuss psychological aspects with patients who are strictly believe religion. Open communication can help patients to get effective care.



Falvo, D. R. (2011). 4-6. In Effective patient education a guide to increased adherence(4th ed. (pp. 81-159). Retrieved from

TOPIC 2 DQ2 reply to Diane

A health care professional could have reservations about many things when carry for Sister Mary.  I know I did the fist time I cared for a nun and a priest!  They are so calm, quiet and pious its almost awkward.  I cared for the absolutely sweetest nun that had pancreatic cancer.  She refused pain meds and never missed a day of mass or saying the rosary.  They are very private and a male nurse or caregiver is out of the question for women.  I have no had that experience with the priests however. Health care professionals may feel as though they are being judged by the nun as well; a lot of nuns were nurses as well.  The health care professional could feel uncomfortable with the holy articles as well.  I feel like a lot of these issues are due to lack of education and it can and does happen.  I feel like hospital orientation should go over a quick religious education for their particular facility demographics for all staff.