Promoting Excellence : FICA: Taking a Spiritual History

Name:
FICA: Taking a Spiritual History: Workgroup on Palliative and End-of-Life Care in HIV/AIDS

Description:
The FICA enumerates four areas of discussion - Faith and Belief, Importance, Community, Address in Care - and provides leading questions in each area for the patient to consider.

Category:
Clinical Care Tools - Spiritual

Source:
The Workgroup on Palliative and End-of-Life Care in HIV/AIDS of
Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care
Carla A. Alexander, M.D., Co-Chair
Anthony Back, M.D., Co-Chair

Contact:
Carla Alexander, M.D.
Palliative Care Program
University of Maryland School of Medicine
29 S Green St #300
Baltimore MD 21201

Recommendation of the workgroup for use of this instrument: An aid to clinicians when discussing the spiritual needs of the patient.

Keywords:
spiritual assessment, spiritual care, spiri

To use this tool:
You may print and copy this tool for your own use from this site. Please credit source.

References:
Christina Puchalski, M.D., The George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health, 1996.

To view this tool:
HIV Care: An Agenda for Change, Appendix B

Posted March 2005


# HIV02, type:spiritual


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