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Spirituality

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  • 1.  
  • 2. SPIRITUALITY
    • Derived from Latin word SPIRITUS which refers to “breath” or “wind”.
    • SPIRITUALITY
    • FAITH
    • RELIGION
  • 3. Spirituality refers to that part of human being that seeks meaning less through intra, inter and transpersonal connection.
  • 4.
    • spirituality involves a belief in a relationship with some higher power , creative force, divine being or infinite source of energy
  • 5. DESCRIBING SPIRITUALITY
    • Meaning: Having purpose, making sense of life.
    • Value: Having cherished believes and standards.
    • Transcendence: Appreciating a dimension that is beyond the self.
    • Connecting: Relating to others .
    • Becoming: Which involves reflection, allowing life to unfold, and knowing who one is
  • 6. Spiritual Needs
    • Need for
    • LOVE
    • HOPE
    • TRUST
    • FORGIVENESS
    • BEING RESPECTED & VALUED
    • DIGNITY
    • FULLNESS OF LIFE
    • VALUES
    • CREATIVITY
    • CONNECTING WITH HIGHER POWER
    • BELONGING TO A COMMUNITY
  • 7. Spiritual well being
    • A feeling of being “generally alive, purposeful and fulfilled.
  • 8. Characteristics of spiritual wellbeing
    • Sense of inner peace
    • Compassion for others
    • Reverence for life
    • Gratitude
    • Appreciation for unity and diversity
    • Humor
    • Wisdom
    • Generosity
    • Ability to transcend self
    • Capacity for unconditional love
  • 9. Spiritual distress
    • A challenge to the spiritual wellbeing or to the belief system that provides strength, hope and meaning to life.
  • 10. Factors leading to spiritual distress
    • 1.PHYSIOLOGICAL PROBLEMS
    • A medical diagnosis of terminal / debilitating disease.
    • Experiencing pain.
    • Loss of a body part or function.
    • Miscarriage / still birth.
  • 11.
    • 2. TREATMENT RELATED FACTORS
    • Recommendation for blood transfusion.
    • Abortion
    • Surgery
    • Dietary restrictions
    • Amputation of a body part.
    • isolation
  • 12.
    • 3. SITUATIONAL FACTORS
    • Death/ illness of a significant other.
    • Inability to practice one’s spiritual rituals
    • Feeling of embarrassment when practicing them
  • 13. Spiritual practices affecting nursing care
    • ‘ HOLY’ DAYS
    • SACRED WRITING
    • SACRED SYMBOLS
    • PRAYER AND MEDITATION
    • BELIEVES AFFECTING DIET & NUTRITION
    • BELIEVES RELATED TO HEALING
    • BELIEVES RELATED TO DRESS
    • BELIEVES RELATED TO BIRTH
    • BELIEVES RELATED TO DEATH
  • 14. ‘ HOLY’ DAYS
    • A day set aside for religious observance.
  • 15. SACRED WRITING
  • 16. SACRED SYMBOLS
  • 17. PRAYER AND MEDITATION
  • 18. BELIEVES AFFECTING DIET & NUTRITION
  • 19. BELIEVES RELATED TO HEALING
  • 20. BELIEVES RELATED TO DRESS
  • 21. BELIEVES RELATED TO BIRTH
  • 22. BELIEVES RELATED TO DEATH
  • 23. Spiritual counseling & help in the hospital
  • 24.  
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