1) What is your definition of spiritual care? How does it differ or accord with the description given in the topic readings? Explain. (150-250 words)
2) When it comes to facilitating spiritual care for patients with worldviews different from your own, what are your strengths and weaknesses? If you were the patient, who would have the final say in terms of ethical decision-making and intervention in the event of a difficult situation? (150-250 words)
3) In addition to the topic Resources, use the chart you completed and questions you answered in “Case Study: Healing and Autonomy” as the basis for your responses in this assignment. (3-4 sources)
Answer the following questions about a patient’s spiritual needs in light of the Christian worldview.
a) In 200-250 words, 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.
b) In 400-500 words, respond to the following: 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?
C) In 200-250 words, respond to the following: How would a spiritual needs assessment help the physician assist Mike to determine appropriate interventions for James and for his family or others involved in his care.