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NURSING CARE PLAN Readiness for Enhanced Spiritual Well-Being


ASSESSMENT

SUBJECTIVE:
I feel like my life
has a meaning
and purpose. Im
ready to take
spirituality to the
next level, as
verbalized by the
patient

DIAGNOSIS

INFERENCE

PLANNING

Readiness for
enhanced
spiritual being

Patients faith
and value
system

After 72 hours
of nursing
interventions,
patient will be
able to express
and integrate
meaning and
purpose in life
and a sense of
connectedness
with self and
others.

Meaningful life
experiences

Increase in
power of hope
and positive
thinking

Stronger
feelings of
well-being and
strength

Feelings of
ease with who
a person is and
to fulfill

INTERVENTIONS

Allow the patient


privacy and a quiet
place for prayer.
Discuss with the
patient the
importance of
forgiveness.
Assist the patient in
any religious
rites/rituals that they
request.
Assess the patient for
loss of meaning,
purpose and hope in
life.
Respect the patients
beliefs.
Promote the visitation
of family and friends.
Be physically present
and actively listen to

RATIONALE

EVALUATIO
N

Prayer improves
clinical outcomes
and provides a
sense of spirituality
and well-being.

After 72 hours
of nursing
interventions,
goal met.
Patient was
able verbalize,
express and
integrate
meaning and
purpose in life
and develop a
deeper/enhan
ced sense of
connectednes
s with self and
others.

Forgiveness is an
important part of
spirituality.
Religious
rites/rituals can
enhance meaning
in life and promote
a sense of
connectedness
with a higher
power.
Spirituality is
associated with a
sense of meaning
and purpose in life
and hope.
Respecting the
patients beliefs

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potential as
individuals, as
human beings

the patient.
Instruct the patient in
the use of meditation
and guided imagery.
Assist the patient in
identifying meaningful
experiences.
Hold the patients
hand or place or place
hand gently on their
arm if the patient is
comfortable with
touch
Assist the patient in
exploring reasons for
living and promote
hope.
Monitor support
systems. Be aware of
own belief systems
and accept client's
spirituality.
Be physically present
and available to help
client determine
religious and spiritual
choices.
Help client develop

promotes trust and


connectedness.
Spirituality is
enhanced through
a sense of
connectedness
with other people.
Attentive listening
and physical
presence can be
spiritually
nourishing.
These activities are
often used to
promote spiritual
well-being.
Meaningful
experiences
promote spiritual
well-being.
Touch helps to
support a patients
spirituality.
Instilling hope
helps to promote
spiritual well-being.
To effectively help
a client with

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and accomplish shortterm goals and tasks.


Provide appropriate
religious materials,
artifacts, or music as
requested

Collaborative:
Offer to notify the
patients
pastor/spiritual
advisor of patients
admission.

spiritual needs, an
understanding of
one's own spiritual
dimension is
essential
Studies show that
client's faith and
trust in nurses
produces a positive
effect on client and
family. Spiritual
care interventions
promote a sense of
well-being
Accomplishing
goals increases
self-esteem, which
may be related to
the client's spiritual
well-being.
Helping a client
incorporate rituals,
sacraments,
reading, music,
imagery, and
meditation into
daily life can
enhance spiritual
health

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Hospitalized
patients place a
high priority on
spiritual needs and
support. Caregivers
who use religious
or spiritual beliefs
to cope with
caregiving have a
better relationship
with care
recipients, which is
associated with
lower levels of
depression and role
submersion