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 SPIRITUAL NEEDS OF THE CHRONICALLY ILL PERSON Those who wait for the lord shall renew their

strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, walk and not faint. ISIAH 40:31 For the chronically ill individual, personal spirituality and or religious belief and practices often constitute an important, even critical, dimension of coping with the life changes necessitated by the illness experience. The corporate elan of both groups was reflected in the titles of books reporting their coping strategies  The courage to survive: The Life of The Chronic Dialysis Patient (O’Brien, 1983)  Living with HIV: Experiment in Courage (O’Bien 1992)

For many persons living with chronic illness, transcendent belief and experience provide the impetus to live and to love and the midst of significant pain and suffering. The Case of Chronic Illness  Corbin (1996) defined chronic illness as “a medical condition or health problem with associated symptoms or disabilities that require long term management ).  Taylor, Lillis, and LeMone (1997) described chronic illness as having the following characteristics : results in:  permanent change  causes or is caused by irreversible alterations in normal anatomy and physiology.  Requires special client education for rehabilitation  And requires a long period of care or support.  LeMone and Burkey (1996)- chronic illness symptoms may range from mild to severe, and often fluctuate between periods of exacerbation and remission. Spiritual Care of The Chronically Ill Patient

peace. 1988) identified God in the believers life to be the source of “meaning and purpose.  The type and degree of the patient disability.  Physical disability such as being unable to ambulate freely. may be a time where spiritual needs previously unnoticed or neglated become apparent.  Spiritual care may also be directed toward the emotional sequelae of chronic illness. hopelessness and anger.  (Shelley and Fish.  TRUST  Describing the quality of a relationship aong two or more person.  (Adegbola.  (Boutell and Bozeth 1988) identify the concept of faith.  HOPE  Is the focusing attention and affectivity and commitment to action toward the future goal of fulfillment and God. Spiritual Needs In Chronic Illnesses  (baldachicco and Draper.  PEACE . which may affect overall spiritual well being such as low self esteem. 2007) have identified spirituality as resource that promotes quality of life.  FAITH  As a pre requisite for spiritual growth. spiritual well being is central to coping with physical and psychosocial sequelae of chronic illness. Observed that the challenge of the chronically ill person is ti integrade the illness experience into is or her self concept. love and relatedness and forgiveness”. feelinfs of isolation. trust.  Muldoon and king (1991) “spirituality for the long haul”. the realization of the Reign of God. powerlessness. 2001)The experience of illness specially of the long term chronic illness.  COURAGE  The absence of fear but rather as “the ability to transcends ones fears to choose to actively face what needs to be. hope. An individual.

which entails forgiveness. with the development of an opportunistic infection symptoms such as fever.  LOVE  Means to care for or to treasuse someone or something. relates to “God’’ benevolent love. as HTLV III (human t-cell lymphotropic virus. . sweating. a feeling of freedom from anxiety and fear. love from our religious prospective. malaise. despite the fact that their religious belief system provided to theological explanation for suffering. “a right relationship with God. reconciliation and union. in 1984. and greater frequency of search attendane. more time spent and prayer. and sore throat and rashes Spiritual Needs of the Chronic Renal Failure Patient  Matassarin-jacobs-defined chronic renal failure as irreversible and progressive reduction of functioning renal tissues such that the remaining kidney mass can no longer maintain the bodies internal environment. weight loss.  Moschella found that patients diagnose with cancer reported an increase in faith.  Lisanti and Zwoski – the clinical course of HIV infection is directed by the immune system response. As a sense of being undisturbed . Spiritual Needs of The HIV Infected Person  Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV identified in 1983 under the lymphadenopathy associated virus or LAV and.  Wagner-one of those frequently identified was the patient desire to feel ‘’cared for” by their nurses. Spiritual needs of a Cancer Patient  Cancer is a broad level that covers a family of disease characterized by uncontrollable growth of mutated cells that may dessiminate to various prt of the body. headache.

orientation. is that of lost of faith in God or a distancing from God which is “a common occurrence during depressive episode. mood and affect. to the frank psychosis of schizophrenic disorders. and responsible and for interdependence of others. resulting from a vital relationship with God. intellectual performance. Judgement and insight and language and communication.Spiritual Needs of the Mentally Chalenge  Mental health and mental illnesss are relative terms. joy and peace in which positive self regard is develop through love. existing along a continuum ofattitude and behavior the label mental illness covers a a vast array of diagnostic categories.  Angela McBride emphasize the caring as a key dimension of the psychiatric mental health nurses role. memory.  Shelley and John they viewed mental health as from a Christian perspective is define as “a state of dynamic equilibrium. forgiveness and meaning and purpose.  According to Bruegge “level of consciousness. The Cognitive Impaired Client  Cognitive functioning affect both physical and psychosocial dimentions of an individuals life. characterized by hope. ranging from mild conditions such as situational anxiety and depression.  Fontaine which may be supported by prayer.  According to Arnold 1996 “primarily an intellectual and perceptual process it is closely integrated with emotional and intellectual values. . relationship.

Velasco Daisy Rose R. Ventura SUBMITTED TO: Ma’am Alyssa Ashley D. Sibayan Mark Julius Siquig Reianne Tablatin Rosalie Talbos Shara G.PANPACIFIC UNIVERSITY OF NORTH PHILIPPINES URDANETA CITY PANGASINAN COLLEGE OF NURSING PROJECT IN SPIRITUAL CARE IN NURSING SUBMITTED BY: Radensky B. MAN Instructor . RN. Malag. Vallente Jevilyn R. Time Jonalyn G.