In the Part 1, we loaded our backpack of hope with a various nursing interventions. In Part 2, we focus on bringing hope to our patients through spiritual care for both Christians and non-Christians. As followers of Christ, we may hesitate to provide spiritual care interventions for those of other faiths. This is where our spiritual care experts can be consulted. Whether it is a hospital chaplain or coordinator, these wonderful men and women are partners in encouraging our patients. They also have the time to sit and chat with a patient, a challenge for the busy acute care nurse.
Also, included with the article is Supplemental Digital Content–listing specific resources for nurses looking for additional books, websites, etc.
I would enjoy discovering other interventions in your backpack of hope–feel free to share other ways you facilitate hope for your patient.
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