Nursing Diagnosis: Application to Clinical Practice
11th Edition

Readiness for Enhanced Spiritual Well-Being
DEFINITION
Readiness for Enhanced Spiritual Well-Being: A person who experiences affirmation of life in a relationship with a higher power (as defined by the person), self, community, and environment that nurtures and celebrates wholeness
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS (CARSON, 1999)
Inner strength that nurtures
  • Sense of awareness
  • Inner peace
  • Sacred source
  • Unifying force
  • Trust relationships
Intangible motivation and commitment directed toward ultimate values of love, meaning, hope, beauty, and truth
Trust relations with or in the transcendent that provide bases for meaning and hope in life’s experiences and love in one’s relationships
Has meaning and purpose to existence
RISK FACTORS
Refer to Related Factors.
RELATED FACTORS
Because this is a diagnosis of positive functioning, the use of related factors is not warranted.
Focus Assessment Criteria
Subjective
Person Communicates
A trust relationship with or in the transcendent that provides bases for meaning and hope in life’s experiences
Meaning and purpose to existence
An inner strength that nurtures
An inner peace
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Goal
The person will express enhanced spiritual harmony and wholeness.
Indicators
  • Maintain previous relationship with higher being.
  • Continue spiritual practices not detrimental to health.
General Interventions
Support the Person’s Spiritual Practices
Refer to Interventions to reduce barriers to spiritual practices under Impaired Religiosity.