Patients and families facing serious and life- threatening illnesses are at risk for spiritual distress. Screening for spiritual distress is an efficient way of identifying issues. The State of Spirituality scale takes a unique, multidimensional approach to spirituality screening.
At a Glance
- Spirituality is often neglected by healthcare providers, who may lack the time or training to provide spiritual care.
- Spiritual screenings are an efficient way of identifying spiritual distress during serious illness and are simple enough for most clinicians to complete.
- The State of Spirituality scale takes a unique, multidimensional approach by reducing spirituality into five lower-level dimensions.