Integrating Spirituality into Care: Video

Despite a strong evidence base, few health care professionals are prepared to talk to patients about their spiritual or psychosocial needs. Patient care often solely focuses on the physical aspects of injury or disease and not the associated spiritual distress.

“Integrating Spirituality into Care” presented by Jeanne Weis, MN, BN, RN, CHPCA(c) provides Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) the understanding needed to assess and reduce the distress caused by spiritual suffering. Jeanne is passionate about integrating spirituality into nursing practice and the challenges and opportunities that LPNs might face.

This video provides information about:

  1. The importance of spirituality
  2. Ways healthcare professionals might identify issues of spirituality through use of the FICA Tool
  3. Ways to integrate spirituality into person-centred care.

QUESTIONS? Contact the CLPNA’s Professional Development Department at profdev@clpna.com, 780-484-8886 or 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta).

 

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5 Responses to “Integrating Spirituality into Care: Video”

  1. Very informative and makes me aware of spirituality in my patients . I will be able to ask my clients more on spirituality. As it can be a very hard topic to proceed. This topic comes up many times and will be able to ask more and differentiate between religious and spirituality.

  2. An excellent presentation on an area so often solely focused on in palliative care. I appreciated the framework information for documentation. My experience is the conversations can happen naturally, but charting that information can be convoluted.

  3. Thank-you,
    I am a spiritual person, and appreciate the video,
    It was very well done, and I have added this in ,y
    everyday practice,
    Thanks again,

  4. Thank you Jean for this timely discussion on Integrating Spirituality Into Care video. You mentioned that as nurses we should care from a holistic perspective which includes spirituality. Quite a reminder. Sometimes, patients and nurses alike seem to view spirituality as religion and many become offended thinking that one’s view will be imposed on the patient. Thanks for giving steps to approach the discussion of spirituality Your suggestion is quite helpful in our approach with the patient. As you mentioned, the patient might not be religious and may end the conversation when spirituality is mentioned as they may view it as the nurse wishing to impose their religious beliefs.Instead come at a different time with a different approach. We should:
    Let the patients define what brings meaning to their lives and incorporate i into their daily care. Again, thanks for providing some valuable tools for continuing competent holistic care.

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