spiritual distress


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distress

 [dĭ-stres´]
physical or mental anguish or suffering.
respiratory distress see adult respiratory distress syndrome and respiratory distress syndrome of newborn.
risk for spiritual distress a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as being at risk for an altered state of harmonious connectedness with all of life and the universe in which dimensions that transcend and empower the self may be disrupted.
spiritual distress
1. discomfort related to religious, intellectual, or cultural concerns.
2. a nursing diagnosis approved by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as disruption in the life principle that pervades a person's entire being and that integrates and transcends his or her biological and psychosocial nature. The person experiencing spiritual distress may express concern with the meaning of life and death, question the meaning of suffering or of his or her own existence, verbalize inner conflict about beliefs, express anger toward God or other Supreme Being (however defined), or actively seek spiritual assistance.

spiritual distress

Disruption in the life principle that pervades a person’s entire being and that integrates and transcends one’s biological and psychosocial nature.

risk for spiritual distress

At risk for an altered sense of integration with life and the universe in which dimensions that transcend and empower the self may be disrupted.
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Spiritual distress, however, can be linked with an increased risk of poorer health outcomes (Pargament, Koenig, Tarakeshwar, & Hahn, 2001), and misuse of spirituality/religion to harshly manipulate is linked with mental health harm (Larson, Larson, & Koenig, 2 002).
Figure 2 includes some of the responses that can signal spiritual distress.
The two subscales, EWB and RWB, may further identify and clarify spiritual distress.
In addition, the author suggests that the diagnosis of spiritual distress usually is not made in law enforcement officers.
The letter criticized the rebate goal of boosting consumer spending and notes the "frightening, and escalating, pattern of economic disparity" both within the United States and between nations, saying, "In the language of our faith, this disparity is a sin and the evidence of spiritual distress.
He starts from the ground up, asking professionals to assess how they feel about themselves, works through the long spiritual heritage of health care and its recent swing toward secularism, the sense of spirituality and the lived experience, definitions of spirituality and spiritual needs, spiritual distress and well-being, spirituality within the context of holism, providing spiritual care using a systematic approach, common barriers and needed skills, and research and education about spiritual issues in health care.
There should be protocols for assessing and diagnosing spiritual distress in patients and families which contain algorithms for referral to pastoral care.
Judging how much a person's pain is due to psychological, emotional and spiritual distress and how much to physical symptoms takes real skill and perception.
Selecting an instrument to measure spiritual distress.
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The first, based on Boisen's work, emphasized probing the depth of spiritual distress.