According to my worldview, spirituality encompasses all parts of religion and life. This includes one’s faith, one’s customs, one’s ethics, and finally one’s view of the world. So even though everyone may have a different spiritual compass, it is easy to say that most people agree spirituality is something that Dictates the world. So even if one is not spiritual, one’s lack of spirit is in itself the same as being spiritual. spirituality is everything, it is what helps us get up in the morning, it is what helps us do our best at work, and it is what drives us to progress in our lives.
When it comes to spirituality and health care, every patient should be cared for according to their spiritual needs. While a healthcare provider’s religion should never be pushed onto a patient, a patient’s religion should form a strong foundation of how they are cared for in healthcare. This may mean allowing rituals to be done if it is of their religious custom, respecting dietary restrictions, and even in some cases altering care plans to suit one’s beliefs and practices better. To get more personal, my spiritual and religious beliefs mean that I must go out of my way to do good for my patients and promote their health and healing to the best of my abilities. This goes doubly so for those who may not follow my beliefs. We were not put here on this earth to judge and especially in medicine one’s beliefs should be used as a boon to improve care rather than a pitfall.