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Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Spiritual Needs of Hospitalized Older Adults

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Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Spiritual Needs of Hospitalized Older Adults

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Author(s):  
Etienne Rochat DThp, Anne-Veronique Durst, MSC, Eve Rubli Truchard, MD, Stefanie Monod, MD, Guy Jobin PhD ThD
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)
POGOe Id: 
21775
Date Posted: 
07/17/2019
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
06/25/2019
Abstract: 

Spiritual Needs of Hospitalized Older Adults  is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 

After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to…

  1. Explain the difference between religion and spirituality
  2. Name the four sub-dimensions of spirituality outlined in the Spiritual Needs Model
  3. Identify questions that can be used to assess spiritual needs in each of those sub-dimensions
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as:

  1. Content is not changed,
  2. No one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. Authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. The reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."
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Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
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Suggested Citation:
Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Spiritual Needs of Hospitalized Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2019 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/21775