How do you incorporate faith into your daily nursing tasks? - page 3

The question is pretty much self-explanatory. I'm getting my BSN in a faith-based, private university with their own hospital. I've observed that there's such a huge difference between nurses who... Read More

  1. Visit  crb613 profile page
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    [quote=Fribblet;5073909]How do you know how deep another person's faith goes? How are you able to judge how faithful a person truly is? Do you know what's in another person's heart?

    Do people of deep faith who do horrible things also have the lord working through them?[/quote

    This is not meant to be argumentative, but why do people become so defensive when anything pertaining to the Lord comes up? Please lets just answer the poster's questiton....it either pertains to you or it doesn't. No one type of faith was mentioned.....just faith. Some just happen to be faith in God....and to answer your last
    question....The Lord is not in anything horrible.....only man.
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  3. Visit  kakamegamama profile page
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    Fribblet--

    "How do you know how deep another person's faith goes? That is between them and God. However, faith or the absence of same, is reflected in how life is lived. How are you able to judge how faithful a person truly is? That's not for me to judge. That is God's decision, not mine. Do you know what's in another person's heart? Only if they share that with me.
    "
    Do people of deep faith who do horrible things also have the lord working through them? If you mean daily doing horrible things and willingly, no, I don't believe that's the case. It's like oil and water--can't mix. Would you elaborate more on what you mean by horrible things?
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  4. Visit  Picklefreak profile page
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    [quote=crb613;5074011]
    Quote from Fribblet
    How do you know how deep another person's faith goes? How are you able to judge how faithful a person truly is? Do you know what's in another person's heart?

    Do people of deep faith who do horrible things also have the lord working through them?[/quote

    This is not meant to be argumentative, but why do people become so defensive when anything pertaining to the Lord comes up? Please lets just answer the poster's questiton....it either pertains to you or it doesn't. No one type of faith was mentioned.....just faith. Some just happen to be faith in God....and to answer your last
    question....The Lord is not in anything horrible.....only man.

    No one is taking issue with someone asking how to incorporate faith into one's nursing practice. What people are taking issue with is the assertion that there is a "huge difference" between nurses who are guided by faith and those who are not. We would simply like to know what this "huge difference" is.
  5. Visit  Nascar nurse profile page
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    Quote from orangepink
    I've observed that there's such a huge difference between nurses who incorporate their faith into their nursing job compared to others who do not.

    It is this sentence that makes some defensive. It is easy to read it as "If you don't have faith you suck and couldn't possibly be as good of a nurse as someone with faith".
    VanLpn, yai J, RN, Not_A_Hat_Person, and 5 others like this.
  6. Visit  kakamegamama profile page
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    The OP didn't say which direction the huge difference was illustrated . She didn't say if those with faith gave better care or worse than those who didn't practice with faith. So, hmm.....having faith SHOULD make a difference.....
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  7. Visit  cjar107013 profile page
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    Quote from orangepink
    I've observed that there's such a huge difference between nurses who incorporate their faith into their nursing job compared to others who do not.
    Quote from Nascar nurse
    It is this sentence that makes some defensive. It is easy to read it as "If you don't have faith you suck and couldn't possibly be as good of a nurse as someone with faith".
    I think you are right (ETA: Nascar nurse) and I think we could break it down even further. I've observed that there's a huge difference between... black and white, rich and poor, BSN and ADN, adjective and other adjective.

    Us versus them is ugly, no matter how you phrase it.
    EowynRN, yai J, RN, Ayvah, and 2 others like this.
  8. Visit  tamadrummer profile page
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    Honestly as a nursing student, I wear my faith on me sleeve. I am not out preaching or anything like that but I will not hesitate to pray with someone and I will not hide the fact that Jesus is my way of life.

    I do not judge others and I have no expectation of faith from others on staff, students or of course not the patients.
    martinalpn, shellyjel, MMARN, and 4 others like this.
  9. Visit  Woodenpug profile page
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    This vs. that. Atheists are spiritual beings. They see it differently. Those who do not have a belief that life has meaning, and a purpose, are the ones who have no faith. An atheist may not call it faith, but "What is in a name?...."

    Yes, us vs. them is ugly. We have only one enemy. I'm not sure, but I think, in American English, it's called apathy. No sarcasm intended. We do read words differently.
    Nurse_Diane, VanLpn, yai J, RN, and 2 others like this.
  10. Visit  mindlor profile page
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    I put my faith in science and it has never failed me....
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    Quote from mindlor
    I put my faith in science and it has never failed me....
    Amen. Science reveals Gods universe! LOL, we see it differently, and that's great.
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  12. Visit  mindlor profile page
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    Whatever can someone please bring me an emesis basin lol
  13. Visit  shananigansWI profile page
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    You don't need faith to believe in science. Unlike faith in supernatural beings or powers, we have evidence that it works.
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  14. Visit  mindlor profile page
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    actually a synonym for faith is anti-science

    faith is something that must be accepted without a body of scientific evidence to support it....

    science is backed by evidence and by definition requires no faith to be true and accurate
    Last edit by mindlor on May 2, '11
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