Week 7 DQ 1 – Response to fellow classmate Madonna Wright

The integration of all professionals seemed beneficial when relating with others towards a holistic being. Professionals agree in the importance of an understanding of varied professionals only utilizing their specific specialization and donât counsel beyond their boundaries. Clinicians must collaborate with spiritual professionals as pastors, chaplains, medical and cultural based healers to help the whole person with mind, body, and spirit. The study looked at different models of which to work as complimentary on each other with no such competition. The generalist-specialist model consists of the spiritual aspect care of the whole person among the medical professions while implementing the chaplains within the team of healthcare. The existential functioning model offers a more in-depth care such as psychiatry which required increased time and structure. An open pluralist model refers to those who may require more serious challenges, such as differing spiritual and cultural traditions (Balboni, Puchalski & Peteet, 2014).

Varied concepts describing a lifeâs journey, referring to wellderly as an individual who has achieved knowledge and is comfortable with lifeâs challenges with open-minded, curiosity and acceptance. It is a positive aspect consisting of a process of hope and care. On the other side is what is referred to as the illderly, which is the positive concept. Individuals with despair and disgust with self may experience the end of life with feelings of fear and regrets, negative outcomes (Nilsson, Bülow, & Kazemi, 2015).

I agree that for a person to work towards a process of healing it must be done so in a holistic manner. I donât believe there can be a balance at any time unless all aspects of what makes that person whole are worked on together. Even with this, there will always remain the importance of helping the individual to know self well so hopefully, they are prepared when lifeâs challenges come about.

Please respond to the above question using 250 words. Please also use at least 1 reference that is from a peer reviewed article or journal not a website reference. Please also cite the reference in APA 6th edition format.

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