Utilizing a spirituality assessment and the subsequent findings in healthcare can assist practitioners inspecting the values and dignity of all patients. Faith and spirituality are often effective means for providing coping resources for patients, especially as they are dealing with high levels of stress, pain and disease processes. Likewise, research has shown that spiritual distress is associated with poorer health and quality of life outcomes.
This course will address issues and barriers to providing spirituality to patients and components of regulatory support and requirements. Then it will review a spiritual assessment tool for the healthcare provider to utilize, within their medical scope of practice. Further guidelines of spiritual assessment will be presented from cited studies, to help healthcare professionals understand how a person’s faith may impact their spiritual choices.
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- Survey results from Saguil & Phelps, 2012 regarding regarding Americans perceive religion as important
- *Nursing Home Regulations defined, to include the federal interpretive guidelines for F248, F309 & F319
- The FACT spiritual assessment tool is introduced and defined, with examples and training for healthcare providers to utilize.
- F– Faith (and/or Beliefs, Spiritual Practices)
- A – Active (and/or Availability, Accessibility, Applicability)
- C – Coping (and/or Comfort); Conflict (and/or Concern)
- T – Treatment Plan
- Provide examples of how spiritual assessment is:
- less about WHAT a person believes & more about HOW their faith or belief functions as a coping mechanism.
- Provide examples, through video of how different individual's beliefs may differ but still impact their care.
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on providing spirituality to patients and components of regulatory support and requirements
- Define how spirituality and religion are different.
- List at least 3 factors where spiritual care correlates with quality patient outcomes.
- Identify the areas of current Regulatory Healthcare Guidelines where spiritual assessment is needed.
- Recognize the components of an example Spiritual Assessment in healthcare.
Contact Hours: 1 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Nurses, Nursing Home Administrator and Activities/Recreation Director and Social Worker
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Financial – Lisa Milliken is employed by Windsor Rehab and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.