(Answered) Christian Worldview

(Answered) Christian Worldview

(Answered) Christian Worldview 150 150 Prisc

Christian Worldview

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-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- 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- 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.

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Benchmark Information

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies:

BS in Health Sciences 1.2; BS Nursing (RN to BSN ) 5.2

Assess for the spiritual needs and provide appropriate interventions for individuals, families, and groups.

Sample Answer

Spiritual Needs Assessment 

A spiritual needs assessment could play a significant role in helping the physician in the case study avoid making any assumptions and clearly understanding Mike’s spiritual beliefs and practices. For instance, through the spiritual needs assessment, the physician would note that Mike and his family are staunch believers with a significant inclination to evangelical doctrine. Understanding Mike’s spiritual beliefs and practices would therefore help the physician to suggest adequate interventions that bring a balance between respecting Mike’s faith and preserving his son’s health (Evans, 2019). After conducting a thorough spiritual needs assessment on Mike, the physician will recommend a holistic approach to treat James. This would include a combination of both spiritual practices and medical interventions. Therefore, such an approach would be acceptable to Mike and his family while also playing a significant role in preserving the health of his son James.

A spiritual needs assessment would also help build rapport and trust between Mike and the physician (Timmins & Caldeira, 2017). Mike would therefore realize that the physician is committed to respecting his spiritual practices and beliefs in the treatment process of his son James. Conducting the spiritual needs assessment would help Mike be more welcoming to the physician and be more responsive to advice on the best treatment approach for his son James.


  • Evans, K.A (2019).Intervention, Ethical Decision-Making, and Spiritual Care. Practicing Dignity. An Introduction to Christian Values and Decision Making in Health Care.
  • Timmins, F., & Caldeira, S. (2017). Assessing the spiritual needs of patients. Nursing Standard31(29), 47–53. https://doi.org/10.7748/ns.2017.e10312