Patient’s Spiritual Needs: Case Analysis

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
Answer the following questions about a patient’s spiritual needs in light of the Christian
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.
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?
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?

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