Patient’s spiritual needs in light of the Christian worldview.
“Case Study: Healing and Autonomy”
Answer the following questions about a patient’s spiritual needs in light of the Christian worldview.
- Respond to the following: Should the physician allow Mike to continue making decisions that seem to him to be irrational and harmful to James, or would that mean a disrespect of a patient’s autonomy? Explain your rationale.
- How ought the Christian think about sickness and health? How should a Christian think about medical intervention? What should Mike as a Christian do? How should he reason about trusting God and treating James in relation to what is truly honoring the principles of beneficence and nonmaleficence in James’s care?
- Explain how would a spiritual needs assessment help the physician assist Mike determine appropriate interventions for James and for his family or others involved in his care?