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Week 11 SOCW 6111 Discussion #1Hello class and professor, After reading the article for this week by Monod (2012), I learned that it's important to address spirituality with elderly clients in order to influence those who are trying to cope with an illness, disability or life-threatening event in their lives. The article also states that spirituality is considered an essential component of the multidimensional approach used in geriatric care of elderly persons. If spirituality is discussed with elderly clients, it fluences clients in a positive way versus not talking about God or spirituality. The article also states that negative manifestations of spirituality may be associated with poorer health outcomes (Monod et al., 2012). I could use a Spiritual Needs Model to find out a client's spiritual needs. Monod (2012) states that clients in spiritual distress might have a potentially harmful effect on patient's prognosis and quality of life. A Spiritual Needs Model looks at a client's spiritualwell-being, their behaviors, beliefs, values and attitudes towards spiritual behaviors. The spiritual needs model would be beneficial to find out what the clients spiritual needs are in order to put their minds at ease if they are coping with a new disability or life-threatening illness. An article I found by Mowat & O'Neil (2016) states that spirituality isa search for meaning with or without God; it recognizes the human need for ultimate meaning in life, whether it is fulfilled through a relationship with God or some sense of another, or whether some other sense of meaning becomes the guiding force within the

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