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Spiritual Inventory

Paul Nieves Morales

Professor Mark Maule

HW420

May 1, 2018
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1. In your own words, describe what Spirituality mean to you?

This question was chosen to have the interviewee describe what their meaning of

spirituality is to them. Spirituality is based on the individual’s perception. There are many

factors that affect their own spirituality so there are no exact definitions that can describe all

spirituality. This question allows that person to create or recognize the base of what their

spirituality is.

2. The definition of Spirituality is “the quality of being concerned with the human spirit or soul

as opposed to material or physical things” (Webster, 2018). How would you describe

Spirituality now?

Providing the exact definition of what spirituality means may affect their perception of

what Spirituality means to them. This can also help to solidify their beliefs of Spiritualty. By

providing an exact definition to spirituality brings in the factor of “rules”. By bringing in

“rules”, we can also have a sense of how strong their beliefs are to them.

3. Does Spirituality apply to you? Why or why not.

Spirituality is a concept that isn’t accepted or practiced by everyone. Their may be many

reasons why a person doesn’t look at spirituality in their life. Asking this question well provide

the interviewee an opportunity to reflect on their choice to practice spirituality or not. This may

also influence the interviewee to start practicing spirituality.

4. How does your definition of Spirituality affect your emotions?


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My focus for this inventory of questions is to indirectly relate Spiritual ideas into their

thought process. This question is to describe the wellness paradigm. Emotions is part of the

Wellness Paradigm (Seaward, 2013). Asking this question

5. How does your definition of Spirituality affect your overall health?

The intent of this questions is very similar to question 4. Physical health is part of the

Wellness Paradigm (Seaward, 2013). The purpose was to have the interviewee evaluate their

overall health and see if their spirituality affects their physical health.

6. How does your definition of Spirituality affect your judgment?

Mental well-being is part of the Wellness Paradigm (Seaward, 2013). There are many

factors that involve the mental aspect of the Wellness Paradigm. By asking about how

judgement is affected by their Spirituality gives the interviewee a basic translation of what

mental well-being is. This also allows the interviewee think of what comes to mind first.

7. List and describe 3 different types of relationships you have.

There are three pillars to human spirituality (Seaward, 2013). By using this question, we

are able to ask spiritual related questions without letting them know that it’s spiritual. This is not

to trick the interviewee but more to engage them in a spiritual direction. Asking them about their

relationships will allow them to recognize the types of relationships they have and to pick their

most important ones.

8. List and describe 3 most important values you have.

The goal of this question is similar to question 7. This is to have the interviewee select 3

values that are most important to them.


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9. What is your most important goal right now and why?

A purpose of life is one of the pillars of human spirituality (Seaward, 2013). Asking the

interviewee this question will allow them to engage in spiritual thought without knowing they

are. This helps the interviewee recognize their goals, whether it be long term or short term. It

also helps them to evaluate their goals. Their current goal may not be what they need at the

moment so having them think about it will help them reorganize them.

10. Has this list of questions helped with your Spirituality? Why or why not?

This question is used just to help the interviewee analyze the information that they

provided. It becomes a summary of their spiritual thoughts. This also allows the interviewee

realize their own spirituality.


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1. In your own words, describe what Spirituality means to you?

“Believing in a power in greater than yourself, this may include belief in a god or higher

being. Or even the fact that there is life beyond what we currently know. Spirituality can be the

belief that a person is not alone and there is a higher power watching over them.”

2. The definition of Spirituality is “the quality of being concerned with the human spirit or soul

as opposed to material or physical things” (Webster, 2018). How would you describe

Spirituality now?

“I would say the same thing. Spiritualty is believing in something more than yourself.

Something that is not tangible.”

3. Does Spirituality apply to you? Why or why not.

“Yes, I believe there does exist life beyond earth. Perhaps even a higher power which

has created life and souls. Such as life and souls, giving us feelings.”

4. How does your definition of Spirituality affect your emotions?

“Having my particular beliefs allows me to believe that I have a certain a path which is

beyond my control. Knowing that there exists a plan, I don’t allow myself to get frustrated when

one door closes because I know its allowing for another to open.”

5. How does your definition of Spirituality affect your overall health?

“My definition allows me to have a more relaxed outlook on life and not sweat the small

stuff.”
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6. How does your definition of Spirituality affect your judgment?

“I hope that my judgement is unclouded and fair. Knowing that this could affect

someone’s life.”

7. List and describe 3 different types of relationships you have.

“1. My relationship in a high power. My relationship with a higher power allows me to

evaluate difficult situations in hopes of finding the most correct and fair action.

2. My relationship with my family. This relationship allows me guidance based on my

family’s prior experiences in situations that may relate to my current situations.

3. My relationship with my significate other. This relationship allows me to behave as

my true self and is comforting by the fact that I know that my partner will always support my

decisions whole heartedly.”

8. List and describe 3 of the most important values you have.

“1. Family. Having family means that I’ll never be alone in good times or bad.

2. Knowledge. Knowledge about the world and its inhabitants, it’s forces and its

grandeur allows me to enforce my spirituality.

3. Heart. Being able to empathize with others allows me a clear judgement from right

and wrong.”

9. What is your most important goal right now and why?

“My most important goal currently is to complete nursing school and assist patients in

achieving optimum health and promote overall wellbeing.”


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10. Has this list of questions helped with your Spirituality? Why or why not?

“No. Already having a belief in spirituality, I only continue my beliefs. Nothing is

needed to push me into said beliefs.”

Based on the answers that my interviewee gave me, I can conclude that the results were

slightly what I expected. When I asked these questions, I was expecting answers that were more

fluid. The person I interviewed had a very strong belief in what she thought was right and

wrong. She also had a strong religious foundation that set the tone for the rest of the interview.

The interview itself did not give me much data on what I should add or remove from my

inventory. Some reactions that I saw that helped with the interview was the time between the

question asked and the answered that was given. When I asked a question, it took an average of

20 seconds or more for her to give me an answer. This lets me know that the person is putting

real thought to the question.

As of right now, I would not add or remove anything from this inventory of questions. I

think I need to ask another person who does not have a strong religious background like my

current interviewee. I think the direction of the interview will be a bit different.
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References

Dictionary by Merriam-Webster: America's most-trusted online dictionary. (n.d.). Retrieved

from https://www.merriam-webster.com/

Seaward, B. (2013). The Call to spirit. Health of the Human Spirit: Spiritual Dimensions for

Personal Health. 2nd Ed. Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning LLC

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