Patient’s spiritual needs in light of the Christian worldview.

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.

  1. 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.
  2. ¬†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?
  3. 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?

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Spiritual Needs Assessment

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