Ministering to the faith needs of our patients. What health professionals could do as an integral part of Total Patient Care. Why minister to the faith needs?. Unavoidable two-level interaction: Professional-to-patient: focus patient need Person-to-person: focus total person/context
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What health professionals could do
as an integral part of Total Patient Care
Organic mental disorder
Known organic aetiology
Psychotic decision tree
Psychotic features / disorder / bizarre behaviour
Attention-seeking / malingering
Goal obviously recognizable?
Symptoms under voluntary control?
Trance state assoc with person, ritual, group induction?
Unhealthy religious ideation?
Person recognized shaman, witch, diviner, spiritist?
Occultist who needs deliverance
Person object of incantation, charm, spell, curse, amulet?
Occult bondage needs deliverance
Person responding to induction techniques by hypnotist
Histrionic personality disorder
Wall of Sin
Not yet Christian
Do with a team if at all possible
overlapping area of faith-health interaction