Spiritual Self Assessment

Monica Alexander

Azusa Pacific University

                      Theories/Concepts in Professional nursing
                                  Anissa Perez

                                October 31, 2014

      Spiritual Care: Nursing Theory, Research and Practice illustrate useful highlights on a number of features of spiritual care giving. The book is subdivided into three key areas that reflect on documentation, planning care, ethical worries rising from sharing one's spiritual beliefs, spiritual assessment and various methods used to nurture the spirit. Nurses are expected to avail holistic care to their patients. This aids in meeting up the spiritual needs of the patients. However, most nurses have trouble to put together and comprehend holistic care into practice thus overlooking it. As a nurse, I ensure that the patients hear in my voice that I am concerned about them and care for them. I try to make them feel that I have time to address their needs thus they are safe with me. My eyes and face communicate compassion and care. Therefore, they are never distant and mechanical when with the patients. I have always tried to make my care to feel for my patients. Therefore, I have felt that the patients feel seen by me. I ensure that my patients are happy and do not feel left alone because I am there for them.
      The eyes are the windows of the soul thus my eyes have been windows for my patients to observe care and compassion. I can hear my soul communicating with the soul of my patients that I am there to alleviate their troubles and there for them. I feel that their souls too are secure with the care I provide for them. I concentrate on the work at hand and my intention is not merely to touch the patient to get the work done. I ensure that the patients feel that I care for them through my touch. This is in accordance with the holistic paradigm; mind, body and spirit are intertwined. My touch communicates...