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How do you incorporate faith into your daily nursing tasks? - page 4

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  hiddencatRN profile page
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    Quote from kakamegamama
    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.....
    But the OP went along to ask for ways to incorporate faith in nursing practice.


    I always hate when people try to tell me that I have faith or spirituality, I just might not call it that. I don't go around trying to interpret others' worldviews for them. Because yes, I do think that we exist without rhyme or reason or meaning other than the purpose we try to create for ourselves. That's why we should be good to one another: because there is nothing else.
    Last edit by hiddencatRN on May 3, '11
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  2. Visit  DroogieRN profile page
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    Quote from shananigansWI
    You don't need faith to believe in science. Unlike faith in supernatural beings or powers, we have evidence that it works.
    Oh, please, just stop. "Us. vs. them" is ugly, and so is this. The OP asked a question. Answer it or move on. Do you ever have to ignore things that rub you the wrong way? I do, all the time. Do you imagine someone who has faith in God is going to be suddenly enlightened d/t your statement? Surely not.

    The only offensive thing in this thread, to me, is how freaking touchy people become over wording. The OP's question wasn't a speech that was pored over by speechwriters for hours; it seems to be an honest inquiry by someone looking for advice, not a cyber-beating over semantics.

    People need to seriously lighten up.
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  3. Visit  onlinecna profile page
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    It's good to see this information in your post, i was looking the same but there was not any proper resource, thanx now i have the link which i was looking for my general nursing discussion research.
  4. Visit  Katie5 profile page
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    Most of what I read is the , "Uh, i see no difference." or something in like manner.
    Be patient, seek to understand the OP before your spill your thoughts. Most just type out a qucik response without taking time to understand the OP's position.

    We have two ears and one mouth, to listen more than we talk.

    OP, please state what differences you see-we seek to understand more.
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  5. Visit  Trilldayz,RN BSN profile page
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    Well, I just do unto others as I would want others to do to me. And there is a scripture that speaks of always making sure that you take care of your fellow man in need, because as you help them, you are also helping Christ (I can't remember the exact verses or wording). I always try to treat my patients with this mindset. I have been asked to pray with a few patients, which I do not mind doing, if asked. I'm sorry OP that you are being somewhat chewed out over your question...I'm sure your heart is totally in the right place when you asked it.
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  6. Visit  emtb2rn profile page
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    Still don't fully understand the OP's question. I'd like her to fully explain what she sees as the difference(s). Then we can attempt some civil discourse. Tough subject as emotions run high very quickly.
  7. Visit  Purple_Scrubs profile page
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    Everyone has their own thoughts and emotions concerning faith, spirituality, etc., and they are very personal. It blows my mind that some people want to debate religion on an internet forum...do you really think you are going to change anyone's mind? Why not just answer the question and if you don't have anything to say, move on?

    I'm an Elementary School Nurse, and every morning we say the Pledge of Allegiance, the Texas Pledge, a Student Pledge, and then we have a moment of silence. I use that moment to quiet my mind from what is usually a hectic time (mornings are crazy around here), and I ask God to guide my hands, my mind, and my words throughout the day. I also thank Him for the many many blessings in my life, including my great job!
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  8. Visit  dmnddivax2 profile page
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    I incorporate my faith in patient care depending on the patient's needs at any given time. I have had opportunities to share the gospel, and lead one person to the Lord just hours before their death, and others have been in more subtle ways...such as giving thanks to God for having "sunshine today amidst all the rain". I feel we, as care providers, must be extremely sensitive to the faith-based needs of the clients/families with which we interact. I am very careful to not impose my belief's on those who do not want hear/talk about faith or religion during my time with them. One can discern if a client is interested by watching the eyes and facial/body language that is projected by little questions that are asked in regard to their spirituality.
    I have also found that during the admission assessment asking the faith based questions directly to the client will give a nurse great insight into that person's spiritual beliefs and practices.
    Hope this helps in answering your question!
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  9. Visit  Turd Ferguson profile page
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    I break my faith down into a couple of easy bullet points, one of them being that I should live my life in such a way that it would make Jesus proud of me

    One of the ways I do this is through humble serving of everybody other than myself- seems to tie in great with the idea of nursing
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  10. Visit  CrunchRN profile page
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    I saw this thread title and grabbed the popcorn and skipped to the last page because I know it would be entertaining and some people would have their panites in a wad for sure!

    Seriously though I just try to be kind, accepting of peoples differences, non-judgemental, and "do unto others" as I would want done to me.

    Sometimes I even succeed...................
  11. Visit  medpro32 profile page
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    Quote from orangepink
    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 their nursing job compared to others who do not. So in what ways, do you incorporate your faith into your work?
    Who cares? this isn't church. Do you think CPA's or any other proffesion would be concerned on how they "incorporate their faith" in their daily job?

    Just because you work somewhere named "Saint Whatever" doesn't mean you are one. Take the preaching somewhere else.
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  12. Visit  iteachob profile page
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    Quote from medpro32
    Who cares? this isn't church. Do you think CPA's or any other proffesion would be concerned on how they "incorporate their faith" in their daily job?

    Just because you work somewhere named "Saint Whatever" doesn't mean you are one. Take the preaching somewhere else.
    As a matter of fact.....MANY CPA's and members of other professions do care. I know and respect quite a few.

    Your reply to the OP is completely out of line. I don't believe she is talking about preaching to anyone....just a way of life, an attitude. Why the hostility?

    (May I point out that responses like this might be the "difference" the OP speaks of?)
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  13. Visit  Turd Ferguson profile page
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    Quote from medpro32
    Who cares? this isn't church. Do you think CPA's or any other proffesion would be concerned on how they "incorporate their faith" in their daily job?

    Just because you work somewhere named "Saint Whatever" doesn't mean you are one. Take the preaching somewhere else.

    I think you have missed the meaning of this thread; nobody is preaching, the OP is commenting that in their experience thusfar, nurses that incorporate their faith into their care are more effective. Then the OP poses the question of how you incorporate your faith into your job, the original post is not in any way accusing anybody of anything.
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