PHI 413 Topic 5 DQ 2 NEW

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In terms of intervention and spiritual care, how do you support a patient facing an ethical dilemma, with consideration for their worldview? If you were that patient, what care would you want provided?

Initial discussion question posts should be a minimum of 200 words and include at least two references cited using APA format. Responses to peers or faculty should be 100-150 words and include one reference. Refer to the “Discussion Question Rubric” and “Participation Rubric,” located in Class Resources, to understand the expectations for initial discussion question posts and participation posts, respectively.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education
This assignment aligns with AACN Core Competencies: 9.1, 10.2

A Sample Answer For the Assignment: PHI 413 Topic 5 DQ 2 NEW

Title: PHI 413 Topic 5 DQ 2 NEW

As we wrap up our final week and topic, I wanted to offer a few summary thoughts on both of our DQ’s: 

DQ #1 

First of all, one theme that kept coming up are surprise situations, where we expected one thing from our patients and got something else… the lesson here? You never know about people or their stories. I don’t think Google can write an algorithm for this, and so the need for a nurse to be human (including humane) is never going to go away. On a shallow level, that’s job security! On a deeper level, it’s an awe-inspiring responsibiility to provide holistic care, body and soul, to individuals who need it. 

Secondly, we talked about what it means to give spiritual care… by and large the biggest response here seemed to be to “simply care.” The suggestion I liked the most and wanted to echo here as a way to simply care is to start listening–ten minutes of listening to a patient, laughing with their jokes and nodding at the awful parts of thier stories, asking clarifying questions… it’s all a great way to not only establish how to provide care but to actually care. 

Finally, a comment that didn’t get a lot of air time that I wanted to bring to the forefront is the reminder that spirituality and religion are not the same, so spiritual care is not just for the religious. You may never know what brings a person to care about their spiritual well-being (see the paragraph above), but people will care about different things in different ways at different times. To simply write off spiritual care for a patient because they are non-religious is also to write off a part of their personal identity, regardless of how they interpret their spirituality. 

DQ #2 

Two ideas here mix together, but both are worth mentioning. First of all, there is definitely a limit on what kind of sharing of personal religious beliefs is okay with the patient. The patient sets the bar here, and so can the hospital policies. As one of you put it, if you proselytize, you’ll lose your job. Without dismissing the importance of this kind of thing comes the second idea: there will be tough times that will challenge a nurse’s moral convictions in their practice. 

To be honest, a semi-cheesy idea came to me about this, and that’s taking the time as a nurse to come up with your own “advanced directive,” not for medical situations but for moral situations. When X happens, you’ll respond with Y, etc. Depending on your nursing specialty and current position and personal convictions, this “advanced moral directive” will look different depending on the individual. This may certainly not make a morally compromising situation any easier emotionally, but it may make it easier occupationally, because the thinking part of what’s going on and how to respond has already been done, and in a calmer, more meticulous fashion. I’d challenge you to consider making one! 


PHI 413 Summary of Current Course Content Knowledge

A Sample Answer For the Assignment: PHI 413 Topic 5 DQ 2 NEW

Title: PHI 413 Topic 5 DQ 2 NEW

Hinduism, a multifaceted religion, plays a crucial role in shaping patient care, particularly in the context of healthcare decisions, end-of-life care, and attitudes towards suffering (Coward & Sidhu, 2000). Central to Hindu beliefs is the concept of dharma, emphasizing moral duties and obligations. Karma, the law of cause and effect, and reincarnation are foundational, with Hindus viewing life, death, and rebirth as cyclical processes. These principles significantly influence healthcare decisions, with patients and families considering the ethical implications of interventions and the impact on future lives (Dewar et al., 2015).

Understanding Hindu beliefs is essential for healthcare providers to offer culturally competent and patient-centred care. Respect for rituals and practices, such as accommodating religious ceremonies and adhering to dietary preferences, becomes integral to providing holistic care. In Hinduism, death is seen as a transition, and the rituals performed by family members hold deep significance in guiding the soul to its next destination (Coward & Sidhu, 2000).

In Hinduism, the concept of death with dignity aligns with the ethical considerations in patient care. While collaborative decision-making involving patients, families, and healthcare teams remains crucial, healthcare providers can navigate conversations around end-of-life care with an understanding of the cyclical nature of life and death in Hindu beliefs (Coward & Sidhu, 2000). This knowledge facilitates the provision of emotional and spiritual support that respects the patient’s journey through multiple lifetimes (Dewar et al., 2015).


Coward, H., & Sidhu, T. (2000). Bioethics For Clinicians: 19. Hinduism & Sikhism.

Dewar, R., Cahners, N., Mitchell, C. & Follow L. (2015). Hinduism & Death With Dignity: Historic and Contemporary Case Examples.