HLT 310V A Spirituality Assessment Grand Canyon University Spirituality in Health Care..
A Spirituality Assessment
Spirituality is an imperative component in a patient’s assessment and care that can enhance the quality of life. Acknowledging and supporting a patients’ spirituality can make their health care involvements more encouraging in promoting health, reducing depression, it aids in patients coping with challenging illnesses, and increases the quality of life. Patients do want their health care providers to discuss their spirituality with them. A study found that 40% of patients felt that physicians should discuss pertinent religious issues with their patients, however only 11% of physicians frequently or always did (Maugans, 1991).