How do you incorporate faith into your daily nursing tasks?

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    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?
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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.

    Ouchy. That statement is a wee bit generalizing, as well as possibly demeaning, presumptuous and assuming.

    I personally, have never been able to distinguish between between "faith based" and "non-faith" based nurses

    I suppose that I have Faith in humanity, and that we are inherently good....That is how I practice
    JMart83, Nurse_Diane, colleennurse, and 18 others like this.
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    Please elaborate on this difference.
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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.
    What is this difference you speak of...? I work with nurses who practice faith and nurses who don't..And from what I've seen they all give excellent care regardless.
    Nurse_Diane, cogath, and lrobinson5 like this.
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    Originally Posted by 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.

    If you already have seen this HUGE difference why do you need more examples? Sorry but the way this is phrased is rather demeaning to those of us not in a faith based institution.
    Nurse_Diane, yai J, RN, cogath, and 7 others like this.
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    Colossians 3:23 A Christian Attitude:
    "Whatever you do, do your work heartily (cheerfully), as for the Lord, rather than for men."
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    Quote from EveRose

    If you already have seen this HUGE difference why do you need more examples? Sorry but the way this is phrased is rather demeaning to those of us not in a faith based institution.
    I don't think the comment was meant to demean those who don't work in a faith based institution, but rather those who don't ascribe to the OP's "faith."

    If they're talking about incorporating their "faith" into daily nursing tasks, I can't help but think they mean proselytizing to patients and other staff members, which is a very, very bad practice.
    VanLpn, cogath, Not_A_Hat_Person, and 3 others like this.
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    Oh my .... this thread "ain't got nowhere to go but down ".......
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    I usually pray every before I go into work everyday. I pray for my patients and pray over my license.
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    Incorporating ones faith into how one practices nursing can mean different things to different people. I don't think the OP meant anything other than the observation that people of faith appear to practice differently from those who do not profess a faith in anything. Ones faith may be in mankind, as one poster mentioned. or may be a personal religious faith that one doesn't wish to share but that does color how she/he cares for others. Or, it may be that one lives out their faith via how they approach their day (praying on the way to work for instance, or before caring for each patient), etc. Practicing ones faith while working does not have to be a negative. In fact, it should be a positive. Hopefully, it makes one a better caregiver and person in general, as it should. The presence of ones faith, or absence of faith does have an impact, whether we want to acknowledge that or not.


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