Evolution of Spiritual Assessment Tools

The Evolution of Spiritual Assessment Tools in Healthcare Abstract This article explores the history of spiritual assess- ment tools as a lens through which to consider the place of spirituality and religion in American healthcare. While precise definitions of spiritual assessment have evolved with the con- cept, the phrase generally refers to the process of evaluating someone’s spiritual needs and...
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Spiritual Assessment & Intervention Model

ABSTRACT Objective: Distinguishing the unique contributions and roles of chaplains as members of healthcare teams requires the fundamental step of articulating and critically evaluating conceptual models that guide practice. However, there is a paucity of well-described spiritual assessment models. Even fewer of the extant models prescribe interventions and describe desired outcomes corresponding to spiritual assessments. Method: This article describes the...
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Spiritual Assessment Tool

The spiritual distress assessment tool: an instrument to assess spiritual distress in hospitalised elderly persons. Background Although spirituality is usually considered a positive resource for coping with illness, spiritual distress may have a negative influence on health outcomes. Tools are needed to identify spiritual distress in clinical practice and subsequently address identified needs. This study describes the first steps in...
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