00169 Deterioration Of Religiosity

Domain 10: vital principles
class 3: congruence between values/beliefs/actions
Diagnostic Code: 00169
Nanda label: religiosity deterioration
Diagnostic focus: religiosity
Approved 2004 • Revised 2017 • Evidence level 2.1

NANDA Nursing Diagnosis Definition

Nanda nursing diagnosis « deterioration of religiosity ” is defined as: deterioration of the ability to trust beliefs and/or participate in the rituals of a tradition of faith in particular. < /p>

Definite characteristics

  • Desire to reconnect with the previous belief pattern
  • Desire to reconnect with customs
  • Difficulty adherence to prescribed religious beliefs
  • Difficulty of adhesion to prescribed religious rituals
  • Express suffering by the separation of the community of faith
  • Questionation of religious beliefs
  • questioning of religious customs

Related factors

  • Anxiety
  • Cultural barriers to religious practice
  • Depressive symptoms
  • Limitations of the environment
  • Fear of death
  • Inadequate social support
  • Inadequate sociocultural interaction
  • Inappropriate transport
  • ineffective care
  • Ineffective coping strategies
  • Insecurity
  • Pain
  • Spiritual suffering

Risk population

  • Hospitalized people
  • People who experience end of life crisis
  • People who experience vital transitions
  • People who experience personal crisis
  • People who experience spiritual crisis
  • People with a history of religious manipulation
  • Older adults

Associated problems

  • Depression
  • Deterioration of health status

Suggestions of use

Based on the definition of Nanda-I, this diagnosis is appropriate when something blocks the patient’s ability to participate in religious practices. For example, if a patient confined home cannot attend religious services in the church, the nursing professional could help him get a transport. If the obstacle cannot be eliminated, the spiritual suffering diagnosis should be used.

Suggested alternative diagnostics

  • Religiosity, risk of deterioration of
  • Spiritual suffering
  • Spiritual suffering, risk of

NOC Results

  • Hope: Optimism that is personally satisfactory and promoter of life
  • Comfort status: psycho -spiritual: psycho -spiritual tranquility related to self -concept, emotional well -being, the source of inspiration, and the meaning and purpose of life
  • Spiritual health: connection with themselves, with others, with a superior power, with life, nature and the universe, which transcends the self and gives it power

Evaluation objectives and criteria

  • • Demonstrates spiritual health, as manifested by the following indicators (specify from 1 to 5: seriously, substantially, moderately, slightly or not compromised):
    • Ability to pray
    • Ability to participate in the cult
    • Participation in religious rituals and transitions
    • Interaction with spiritual leaders
    • Quality of faith
  • Other examples

    • • Expresses that your life has a purpose and meaning
    • • Participate in religious rituals, such as song and music
    • • He states that he reads religious materials
    • • Express feelings of connection with your inner being and others

    NIC Interventions

    • Clarification of Securities: Assistance to the couple to clarify their own values ??in order to facilitate good decision making
    • Spiritual support: Help the patient to feel in balance and communion with a higher power
    • Facilitation of spiritual growth: facilitation of the development of the patient’s ability to identify, relate and resort to the source of meaning, purpose, comfort, strength and hope in his life
    • Inspiration of hope: Facilitation of the development of a positive perspective in a given situation
    • Improvement of the religious ritual: facilitation of participation in religious practices
    • Anxiety reduction: minimization of apprehension, fear, feeling or discomfort, related to an anticipated danger of unknown origin


    • • Assess obstacles to religious practices (for example, limitations due to illness, lack of transport)
    • • Assess if the patient wants to participate in religious rituals and services
    • • Use established tools to evaluate spiritual well -being

    Patient and family education

    • • Inform the patient and the family about the religious resources available in the institution
    • • Inform the patient about religious articles and publications available in Braille, printed with a large letter, or in audio

    Collaboration activities

    • • Channel with the priest, pastor or other spiritual advisor
    • • Obtain medical authorization to allow the patient for fasting, if you wish


    • • (NIC) Facilitation of spiritual growth:
      • Offer individual or group support, for prayer, as required
      • Help the patient analyze their beliefs regarding the healing of the body, the mind and the spirit
    • • Share religious beliefs and perspectives, as required
    • • Pray with the patient, if he requests it
    • • Use therapeutic communication to foster trust
    • • Demonstrate empathy and acceptance
    • • Facilitate the patient the practice of religious rituals (for example, offer physical support, allow him to carry religious medals)
    • • Offer privacy and tranquility for prayer and other religious practices
    • • Accept and not judge the patient’s religious practices
    • • tune in the religious programs of radio or television, if the patient wishes

    at home

    • • Most previous interventions can be adapted for home use
    • • Identify community organizations that offer transportation to religious services, as required

    Babies and Children

    • • Base interventions on the level of development
    • • To stick to the religious practices of the parents (for example, make the child pray before meals, and when going to sleep, if it is customary at home)
    • • Evaluate whether the child believes that the disease is a punishment for bad behavior