Behavioral signs of spiritual unrest or spiritual crisis may include self-injurious behaviors, constantly hollering out for others to help them, and frantically asking advice from others. Begging for pain medication or to be "put out of their misery." repeatedly questioning "Why me?' withdrawing from others, and refusing to help with their own baths or with feeding themselves all suggest a lack of resolve. Anger outbursts and/or power struggles with family members or other caregivers further imply a lack of internal peace.
Spiritual and religious frameworks offer a means of evaluating one's life. I will write more about this later.
Sandra - Caregiver Guru for the Caregiver Generation