Document that the patient is not religious
Offer the patient a copy of the bible to read
Arrange for quiet time for the patient as needed
Limit the time patient can meditate before procedures
Clarifying the meaning of a patient's statement
Multi-tasking while talking to the patient
Listening to patients' complete statements
Discussing patient's feelings while hospitalized
Spirituality is not a well-known universal concept
Chronic versus acute illnesses affect spirituality
Convincing patients to pray is a priority intervention
Referrals may be needed to spiritual counselors
What things do you believe in that give meaning to life?
Are you connected with a faith center in your community?
How has your illness affected your personal beliefs?
When was the last time you have been to church?
What can I do for you?