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Topic 1 DQ 2 What aspects of the topic readings do you find the most interesting? What is your view of the analysis of disease and healing in the readings? Explain. I appreciate these reading and how they focus on the mental needs of the patients. When I think back to nursing school, we were expected to include spirituality in the care plan but didn’t seem to extend beyond that. When I think of my job today, we don’t always consider the emotional needs of the patient but rather refer to the psych nurse. “Serving patients may involve spending time with them, holding their hands, and talking about what is important to them” (Pulchalski, 2001, para 2). As health care professionals we become so busy with our day to day tasks that we don’t always spend enough time with our patients. Pulchaski refers to patients that are experiencing chronic illness and the multitude of questions and fears that they may have of the unknown. The article also discusses how health care providers can feel a sense of panic or fear

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