spirituality and medicine:
curriculum development project


HOPE model for spiritual assessment


This was developed at Brown University in the US as is designed to be a brief spiritual screening tool for rapidly assessing any spiritual issues presenting themselves in patients:


Sources of Hope:

What keeps you going in difficult times?

Organised religion:

Are you part of a religious or spiritual community? How does that help you?

Personal spirituality:

What spiritual beliefs do you find most helpful to you personally?

Effect of healthcare:

Is there anything I can do to help you cope spiritually at this time?

The Spirituality and Medicine Curriculum Development Project is funded by the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry.