Spiritual Needs Assessment
The Joint Commission provides some guidelines for creating spiritual assessment tools for evaluating the spiritual needs of patients.Using these resources and any other guidelines/examples you can find,make up your own tool for assessing the spiritual needs of patients.The spiritual needs assessment tool should include a minimum of 5 questions that can either be answered by the patient and/or by your observation of the patients.The information can be presented in a Word document, table,or in questionnaire format. Using your assessment tool questions,practice completing a spiritual assessment with a patient,familymember,or friend. Once complete,analyze the results with the following:
Write a brief summary of assessment findings
.2)What significant discoveries make about the individual chosen to assess?
3)What went well?
4)What would be differently in the future?
5)Were there any barriers or challenges that inhibited ability to completer the assessment tool?
6)How would address these in the future or change assessment to better address these challenges?
7)Describe the spiritual experience had with patient,family member, or friend using the tool.
8)How does this tool allow to better meet the needs of patient?
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