00067 Risk for spiritual distress

00067 Risk for spiritual distress

Definition of the NANDA label

Risk of impaired ability to experience and integrate the meaning and purpose of life by connecting the person to the self, other people, art, music, literature, nature and / or a power greater than oneself.

Susceptible to an impaired ability to experience and integrate meaning and purpose in life through connectedness within self, literature, nature, and/or a power greater than oneself, which may compromise health.

Risk factors


• Physical illness.
• Substance abuse / excessive intake of alcoholic beverages.
• Chronic disease.


• Low self-esteem.
• Depression.
• Anxiety.
• Stress.
• Bad relationships.
• Separation of support systems.
• Lock to love.
• Inability to forgive.
• Lost.
• Racial / cultural conflict.
• Change in religious rituals.
• Change in spiritual practices.


• Vital changes.
• Changes in vital development.


• Environmental changes.
• Natural disasters.

At risk population

• Aging
• Birth of a child
• Death of significant other
• Exposure to death
• Life transition
• Loss
• Exposure to natural disaster
• Racial conflict
• Receiving bad news
• Unexpected life event

Associated condition

• Actively dying
• Chronic illness
• Illness
• Imminent death
• Loss of a body part
• Loss of function of a body part
• Physical illness
• Treatment regimen


• Spiritual health.


• Spiritual support.
• Facilitate spiritual growth.
• Give hope.
• Decreased anxiety.
• Emotional Support.
• Presence.
• Cares in agony.