Beliefs, rituals, communal experience, serves as vehicle for expression of person's spirituality
Broader than religion. The way we orient to the Divine, and make meaning out of our lives. Usually involves relationships and connectedness. May find expression through religion.
benefits of religion of religion and spirituality
Good for you, those that are spiritual are happier and healthier than those that are not. They help elder cope w/ demands of life and they experienced less disability and depression from chronic illness. Beliefs acts as a buffer against stress and levels of depression.
Providing support (presence)
Active listener, be empathetic, humble, and committed, stay even when its painful, and be a quiet witness to anothers pain.
Providing support (action)
Refer to hospital chaplain, or their spiritual leader, provide privacy for prayer, comtemplation, etc, assist w/ basic needs, treat w/ dignity, encourage spiritual rituals, and respect religious/ spiritual articles that may significant to patient, provide comfort and link to a more comfortable time
Providing support (word)
Words are powerful, learn to say and create healing responses to patient's verbal expressions of spiritual suffering
Near end of life-level above self actualization. High level emotional response to religious and spiritual life