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Doctors: Are you aware of the spiritual needs of your patients?
 

Doctors: Are you aware of the spiritual needs of your patients?

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Spiritual care is getting increasingly recognized in health sectors and by government bodies. Most patients have spiritual care needs that need to be attended to. Do you know about your patients'?
 
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10 Oct 2016 - General
 
Project Luke Foundation was established with the purpose of providing holistic approach in providing health care to patients of poor communities all over the Philippines. On top of the usual way of conducting medical missions ()Registration, Vital Signs, Medical and Pharmacy), we have added to the flow Evangelism/Counseling before Medical Consultation and Prayer Intercession in a separate room.

In my experience, miracles of healing do happen at the Counseling section after Jesus, the t...
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Yes, I agree with you Habiba Twakkol, if it means praying with the family, you need to empathize with their needs and respect their beliefs, even if it is different from yours. Yes, of course, Rajinda Asalage this should not be neglected with child patients who will come in with parents with their own spiritual needs and beliefs. ...
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A good topic to discuss about and a rare topic, being discussed among health care professionals. I am working in a childrens hospital where this issue is not much addressed. According to my view this issue is applicable in adult patients mostly. But in childrens hospitals, they have their parents and their spiritual aspect should be addressed too. I honestly accept the guilty because usually we do not address that issue and what we usually do is making the child cured from the disease condition ...
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Maria Cristina Inserto Part of providing for the spiritual needs of your patients involves being willing to participate in their spiritual practices when requested. Be willing to be present during prayer when asked, knowing that your actions acknowledge this patient need; this intervention may be as important for the patient as the medications you administered. Although you may not adhere to your patient's par...
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It's a nice topic for discussion. In this busy world, doctors and other healthcare professionals many times fail to diagnose the disease on the whole. I believe that there is some psychological factor attached to many diseases and if we as doctors recognize and solve that etiologic factor, then it can treat the clinically manifested disease in a proper way. One of my patient, who was addicted to sweets, frequently came to the clinic with the complaint of pain and we had to do fillings and ev...
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I believe in this and it does not have to be a subtle nor a forceful way to "make disciples", but simply comforting and providing the unrealized spiritual needs of a patient. My small group leader in church is an OB and she's told us many times how she's boldly asked a patient if it's okay "to pray for her". Sometimes before surgery or during consultation, when the patient is distraught, my leader will ask if she will be comforted by a prayer. Sometimes they refus...
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