Designed by hospital chaplains who wanted to better understand and serve mechanically ventilated ICU patients, the Spiritual Care Board was developed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. It allows a nonvocal patient to indicate spiritual preferences, feelings, and needs, all of which might otherwise go unaddressed. In a clinical study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, patients from a variety of religious and nonreligious backgrounds used the Spiritual Care Board with a chaplain and reported decreased stress and anxiety, and no harm.* By providing this patient-centered, evidence-based, and holistic clinical tool, you can provide emotional, moral, and spiritual support to people who cannot speak for themselves. You can help critically-ill patients express their deepest needs at one of the most challenging moments in their lives.
*Berning JN, Poor AD, Buckley SM, Patel KR, Lederer DJ, Goldstein NE, Brodie D, Baldwin MR. A novel picture guide to improve spiritual care and reduce anxiety in mechanically ventilated intensive care unit adults. Annals Am Thoracic Soc 2016;13:1333-42.
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