Spiritual Assessment Interview

Spiritual Assessment Interview

HLT 310

Grand Canyon University:

Spiritual Assessment Tool

This first paragraph is your introduction paragraph. This paragraph will explain to your audience the importance and reason for a spiritual assessment of patients in the health care setting. In addition, the introduction paragraph sets up the outline of your paper as you will further explain to your audience that your will use a spiritual assessment tool and provide a spiritual assessment interview in this paper to example to your audience how this works, with an analysis of those results. Remember that any paragraph in an APA paper is required to be at least three sentences long and your thesis sentence should be the last sentence in this paragraph

Spiritual Assessment Tool

Here are six different spiritual assessment tool possibilities. I want you to research and pick out one of these use these components to develop your own. Make sure if you develop your own, it is comprehensive.






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Here is one article I really like too!

LaRocca-Pitts, M. (2012). FACT, A Chaplain’s Tool for Assessing Spiritual Needs in an Acute Care Setting. Chaplaincy Today28(1), 25-32. Retrieved from http://library.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=76285077&site=eds-live&scope=site

Explain in this section, which tool you choose and why your chose this tool.


My close friend Johnmark and I chose to interview him because he is a very religious person.

Question #1

Do you use prayer in your life?

Question #2

  • Yes, I like to start out every day by praying and anytime I feel overwhelmed or stressed. I pray because I believe in the Christian God and believe that he is perfect and the creator of the universe. It helps to believe in something and someone knowing that they have my life under control. It helps and gives me peace knowing that everything is part of a plan and that God uses everything for the good. It is also helpful because I know what I have to look forward to once I die. I know that praying helps me find peace in knowing I will be going to heaven in a perfect place with God

Has belief in God been important in your life?

Question #3

  • Yes, it makes me understand and rest easy knowing that there is a Creator who knows everything that is going to happen and has my life in his hands. He had a plan, and everything can be used for the good and betterment of my life when God gets involved.

What does dying mean to you?

Question #4

  • Dying means that our physical bodies die and our time in earth is finished. Our spiritual bodies are either sent to heaven or hell.

How does your faith help you cope with illness?

Question #5

  • I think that it promotes good vibes and hope. I think that it could provide me with the ability to be caring and hardworking to do everything in my power to promote healing

How does you keep going day after day?


  • My love and passion for helping people and knowing that God has a plan for my life and that he has given the ability to treat and touch people’s lives with my ability to work and promote healing

During this interview, it was interesting to see how someone thinks

What went well?

What would you do differently in the future?

Were there any barriers or challenges that inhibited your ability to complete the assessment tool? How would you address these in the future or change your assessment to better address these challenges?

Describe the spiritual experience you had with your patient, family member, or friend using this tool. How does this tool allow you to better meet the needs of your patient?

Did you discover that illness and stress amplified the spiritual concern and needs of your interviewee?  Explain your answer with examples.



Also note: here is instructions for your citing/referencing your interview or otherwise called “personal communication”

Personal Communication: For interviews, letters, e-mails, and other person-to-person communication, cite the communicator’s name, the fact that it was personal communication, and the date of the communication. Do not include personal communication in the reference list.

(E. Robbins, personal communication, January 4, 2001).

A. P. Smith also claimed that many of her students had difficulties with APA style (personal communication, November 3, 2002).