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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 200-250 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 400-500 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 200-250 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.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

This benchmark assignment assesses the following competencies:

BS Nursing (RN to BSN)

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


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As much as a patient is entitled to make their own decisions on the kind of treatment to get, at some point, the physician’s reasoning can be acted upon, and that of the patient ignored. In this case, the patient’s father, Mike, is making decisions that are detrimental to his son’s health, which is not the right decision for the patient. The nephrologist should, therefore, come in and make the right decision, which does not disrespect Mike’s decision. While it is obvious, that Mike has been presented with all the possible treatment choices available, he is supposed to make the suitable decision from that. He, however, decides to linger a bit more, as he waits for God’s response for healing, which in the physician’s view, is not a good idea, as time is elapsing pretty fast, putting the life of James at risk. The physician, on the other hand, is expected to give

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