L.H. was very pleased that the health care team wanted to know his spirituality and accommodate that into his health care. He stated that to him “every misfortune is a blessing, God wanted me to take a vacation”.
The interview went very well. L.H. was open about his spiritual life and felt that he would receive the needed care. He once said that it is God who does the healing while the doctors take payment. Therefore he has to let people know that if he gets better, the credit belongs to God. L.H. made a comment that when some health care providers realize he doesn’t consent to receiving blood transfusion, they try to talk him into changing his mind. He said “I don’t appreciate that, I know what I am getting myself into. If it’s God’s will for me to get better, I will. People receive blood transfusion and can still die”. L. H. quoted Psalms 84:10, “Better is one day in the courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper”.
I was very privileged to take L.H. as my spiritual assessment interviewer. I got really confident by the answers and I understood the value of being religious in making person healthy. Mrs. Samuel is a true Christian and a God fearing woman. Her belief in God was really great and no one can move her belief away from God. The greatest part of the interview is that it helped me to become stronger in my faith. This interview allowed me to understand how value the spirituality in health care settings and it is our duty to give spiritual surrounding and help to our patients according to their belief. I understood that spirituality has a great role in patient’s life, and it helps in the fast healing. I was really happy to see Mrs. Samuel happy and pleasant in her sickness times also.