April 2009, Volume 39 Number 4 , p 46 - 48
Lackey, Sarah Ann RN, MSN
Issue: Volume 39(4), April 2009, p 46–48 Publication Type: [Features] Publisher: © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Institution(s): Sarah Ann Lackey is a rapid response nurse at Moses Cone Health System and a licensed facilitator of Reigniting the Spirit of Caring workshops for Creative Health Care Management, Inc., in Greensboro, N.C. By listening carefully to your patient, you can help him search for his own answers to the eternal question, Why? Figure. No caption available.
WHEN YOU CONTRIBUTE to your patient's spiritual well-being, you can make a difference in his health and quality of life. The goal of practicing spiritually sensitive nursing care is to support patients in their search for spiritual meaning and solace without injecting your own opinions or values.
Fortunately, with a little preparation, you can practice spiritually sensitive nursing care that's simple and effective. Your goal is to help the patient explore, think, and ...