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

by orangepink | 20,011 Views | 126 Comments

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 incorporate their faith into... Read More


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    I'm sure that the OP didn't intend to be offensive. People often make offensive remarks out of ignorance.

    If prayer, meditation, or sacrificing chickens helps you in your nursing practice, by all means carry on. It doesn't make you a better nurse than I, however.
    SMOKEY2112, yai J, RN, canoehead, and 1 other like this.
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    Sometimes I incorporate faith into my practice...as in I pray to God for strength to get me through the shift . Oh you mean patients? Ask them if you can meet their spiritual needs in anyway...then do the best you can to meet them.
    orangepink and Thankful RN,BSN like this.
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    I work in a Catholic hospital and our core belief is RICE. Reverence, Integrity, Compassion, Excellence. I try to practice those beliefs while at work, because I truly believe them. We also have crucifixes everywhere and a rather large one right near my computer where I do my work. Jesus and I have some good conversations on bad days.
    Otherwise, I don't practice religion with my patients. If they want to pray, then I will pray with them. I just try to give reverence to life, my practice and hope the crosses aren't spinning by the end of a crazy shift.
    NightOwl0624, casi, Tina1968, and 4 others like this.
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    I like to pray. I pray for the things that I already have been given, but don't have the sense to use. I pray, everyday before work that I remember that the patient's health is most important; that I don't mess-up; that I know that my little stuff had little to do with the patient getting better; that I remember that I'm part of a team; that I'm grateful for the times that I remember the fact that i'm just privileged to be there at bedside and not in the bed...etc.

    Others use different spiritual interventions. Prayer is just what works for me.
    martinalpn, I_OYVEY, crb613, and 2 others like this.
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    Wow. I know I have seen care ranging from poor to excellent from those who profess a faith and from those who do not.

    Acting humanely, with highest ethics, and loving kindness, does not necessarily come from a faith-based life. Respect for yourself and others has little or nothing to do with a specific religious background.

    Those who strive daily to do their best will always try to give the finest care possible.
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    Quote from iteachob
    Well...sure! The OP asked how "we" (each of us) incorporates faith (define however YOU like, as will I) in their daily nursing. I merely responded as to how I incorporate faith. Your results may vary.
    Thanks for posting that scripture. I love it and incorporate it in my work.
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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.
    ABM1227, Tina1968, hecallsmeDuchess, and 4 others like this.
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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.
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    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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    [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.
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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.


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