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Spiritual assessment 

Spiritual assessment
Spiritual assessment

Elizabeth Johnston Taylor

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date: 04 December 2021

This chapter reviews models for spiritual assessment, presents general guidelines on how to conduct a spiritual assessment, and discusses what the nurse ought to do with data from a spiritual assessment. These topics are prefaced by arguments supporting the need for spiritual assessments, descriptions of what spirituality “looks like” among the terminally ill, and risk factors for those who are likely to experience spiritual distress.

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