FICA for Self-Assessment

The FICA tool can help you think about your personal spiritual history:

F - Faith and Belief

Do I have a spiritual belief that helps me cope with stress? With illness? What gives my life meaning?

I - Importance

Is this belief important to me? Does it influence how I think about my health and illness? Does it influence my healthcare decisions?

C - Community

Do I belong to a spiritual community (church, temple, mosque or other group)? Am I happy there? Do I need to do more with the community? Do I need to search for another community? If I don't have a community, would it help me if I found one?

A - Address in Care

What should be my action plan? What changes do I need to make? Are there spiritual practices I want to develop? Would it help for me to see a chaplain, spiritual director, or pastoral counselor?