PHI413 Topic 5 DQ1.docx - Topic 5 DQ1 What is your definition of spiritual care How does it differ or accord with the description given in the topic

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Topic 5 DQ1What is your definition of spiritual care? How does it differ or accord with the description given in the topic readings? Explain.Spirituality is defined as a system of believes, encompassing love, compassion and respect for life. Spirituality provides understanding of us, others and the universe. It represents feelings that people experience and requires abstract thinking and will. Spirituality is very subjective and means different things to different people. Their own beliefs define what the meaning of spirituality is. Many people are tempted to think that religion and spirituality are the same. These two concepts may exist together, as many religious people have a spiritual component, but not every person is religious. Spirituality often becomes more important in times of distress, emotional stress, physical and mental illness, loss, bereavement and the approach of death.I believe spiritual care is utilized religious power or own beliefs to satisfy individual spiritual needs and the final goal is to aim people reach physical and spiritual health (holistic health). According to Shelly & Miller (2006, p264), "spiritual care means putting people in touch with God through compassionate presence, active listening, witness, prayer, Bible reading and partnering with the body of Christ". The spiritual care of the topic readings focuses on building a relationship with God, with specific methods and it addresses in Christian worldview. For me spirituality means the purpose of life, peace, emotional balance, and love for the people surrounding me. I like to promote positive attitude around me, to eliminate stress factors, to create harmony, focusing on helping people to achieve a state of comfort and well-being.ReferenceShelley, J. A., & Miller, A. B. (2006). Called to Care: A Christian Worldview of Nursing. (2nd ed.). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.Personally, I believe spiritual care is utilized religious power to satisfy individual spiritual needs and the final goal is to aim people reach physical and spiritual health (holistic health). In addition, with spirituality care, patients can be helped to boost their support and coping skills among stress and sickness. According to Shelly & Miller (2006, p264), "spiritual care means putting people in touch with God through compassionate presence, active listening, witness, prayer, Bible reading and partnering with the body of Christ". The spiritual care of the topic readings focuses on building a relationship with God, with specific methods and it addresses in Christian worldview. My personal idea of spiritual care is very general and superficial to express the beneficence of spiritual careMany people are tempted to think that religion and spirituality are the same. These two concepts may exist together, as many religious people have a spiritual component, but not every person is religious.
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