Assessing and Addressing the Spiritual Needs of Patients: How to Take a Spiritual History

Bob Mason, MDiv

Room 3

Have you longed to integrate your Christian faith into your patient care – both on the mission field abroad and in your work at home? Most patients want their healthcare professional to be sensitive to their spiritual needs during illness. Yet, the vast majority of healthcare professionals do not know how to assess and address these need and fewer still actually provide this aspect of care in their patient care. Not sure how to do this in a caring, sensitive, and relevant manner? This “working” session will explore the ethical basis for spiritual care plus provide you with profession, timely, and practical methods to care for the whole person in the clinical setting.