Spirituality Is Essential Part Of The Health Care And Healing Practice

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Running Head: SPIRITUALITY IN HEALTH CARE 1 SPIRITUALITY IN HEALTH CARE 7 Spirituality in Health Care Caroline Sonbay University of Michigan - Flint Spirituality in Health Care Recognizing and facilitating spirituality in our patients is an essential part of the health care and healing practice. The International council of Nurses recognized the importance for nurses to promoted spirituality in their Code of Ethics, ?In providing care, the nurse promotes an environment in which the human rights, values, customs and spiritual beliefs of the individual, family and community are respected.? (International Council of Nurses, 2012). Spiritual beliefs can have a profound impact for the individual?s state of mind, comfort…show more content…
It is more in regard to how one person applies their religion to their life and how they practice their religion and beliefs. I look at spirituality and religiosity as being very close to the same thing with the difference that religiosity relates to how an individual applies religion in their life. Spirituality relates to how an individual applies their spiritual beliefs to their life. It does not necessarily have to incorporate god or religion, however, it is based on their own spiritual beliefs and values and how they live their lives according to these beliefs or how they incorporate these values into their daily life. Importance of Spirituality in Healthcare Strong religious or spiritual relationships have been proven to increase wellbeing and bolster life expectancy. Studies have found strong associations between religious or spiritual affiliations and improved health, mood, and wellbeing. ?An exhaustive review that compared spirituality and religiousness to other health interventions found that people with a strong spiritual life had an 18% reduction in mortality? (University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality & Healing, 2013). A study published in Psychooncology looked at the importance of spirituality in dealing with cancer. They studied 754 cancer patients and survivors. ?The role of religion and spirituality is often underscored when individuals are confronted with physical health concerns? (Salsman, Garcia,
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