(Solution) Benchmark – Patient’s Spiritual Needs: Case Analysis Assignment

In addition to the topic study materials, use the chart you completed and questions you answered in the Topic 3 about “Case Study: Healing and Autonomy” as the basis for your responses in this assignment.

Answer the following questions about a patient’s spiritual needs in light of the Christian worldview.

  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. In 200-250 words, respond to the following: 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?

Remember to support your responses with the topic study materials.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

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This benchmark assignment assesses the following competencies:

BS Nursing (RN to BSN)

5.2: Assess for the spiritual needs and provide appropriate interventions for ind

ividuals, families, and groups.


Patient’s Spiritual Needs: Case Analysis

This paper aims at exploring patient’s spiritual needs through case analysis. It examines the aspect of decision-making and principle of autonomy, Christian perspective, and the principles of Beneficence and Nonmaleficence, and spiritual needs assessment and intervention

Decision-Making and Principle of Autonomy

According to Whyte (2017), the principle of autonomy in the realm of patient care takes into account the right of the patients to make decisions regarding their medical care with influence from the healthcare providers.  The principle of autonomy upholds that each individual has values, reasons, as well as standards of her or his own. Additionally, this principle upholds that each individual has own interest when it comes to self-determination. Therefore, in the context of healthcare practice, self-determination of individuals must be protected in all ways possible by ensuring that patients are empowered in making medical decisions in accordance to their personal values, standards, and reasons.  This sentiment has been echoed by Bourne, Crossfield, and Nicholas (2017), who add that every individual is an independent human being and this has a different background.  While patient autonomy typically allows healthcare practitioners to educate patients on various aspects, it does not allow them to make the decisions for the patients. Therefore, in the case of Mike, although his decisions seem irrational and harmful to James, the principle of autonomy gives him the freedom of making a personal choice. Thus, in this case, the only thing that the physician can do is to educate Mike on the best treatment options available for James.

Decision-Making, Christian Perspective, and the Principles of Beneficence and Nonmaleficence

Sickness is considered an inherent part of human life As such, Egbert (2015) explains that Christians should view sickness as normal, rather than a curse. From this point of view, in case of sickness, there is a considerable need for Christian to seek medical interventions for the purpose of enhancing outcomes. Many Christians believe that praying alone can help….Please click the icon below to purchase full answer at only $10