A spiritual assessment may help the doctor understand how religious or spiritual beliefs will affect the way a patient copes with cancer.
A spiritualassessment is a method or tool used by doctors to understand the role that religious and spiritual beliefs have in the patient's life. This may help the doctor understand how these beliefs affect the way the patient responds to the cancerdiagnosis and decisions about cancer treatment. Some doctors or caregivers may wait for the patient to bring up...
An injury cannot be explained or does not match
Repeated injuries occur.
change for how an injury happened.
You may feel uneasy if your health professional brings up the issue
of abuse. Health care providers have a professional duty and legal obligation
to evaluate the possibility of abuse. It is important to consider this
possibility, especially if there were no witnesses to an injury.
If you suspect abuse, seek help. You can call the local child or
adult protective agency, police, or clergy or a health professional such as a
doctor, nurse, or counselor.
If you think your child has been abused, there are resources available to help.
Primary Medical Reviewer
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
April 21, 2011
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
April 21, 2011
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