Nursing, God's Work - page 3

Nursing, God's Work This is a letter to all the nurses who have spent time with their patient's, holding their hand, calming their spirits, praying for them, comforting them, crying with them,... Read More

  1. by   Jay-Jay
    Very true, Fab4! I've known some wonderful homemakers, cleaners, etc. My mom's had the same cleaning lady for 40 years, and she is an absolute gem! She's even volunteered to come and stay overnight if Mom takes ill, and can no longer cope on her own. She was also one of the first people to see Mom in the hospital when she went for surgery a couple of years ago.

    As for nursing, I have 3 aunts who are nurses. Maybe it's genetic??
  2. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Originally posted by fab4fan
    Agnus: LOL...hope you knew I was kidding.

    I do agree, though, every time we turn this profession into some ethereal, pseudoecclesiastic calling it gives the public and admin. the ammo to say, "You were called...that should be your reward, not $$."

    Sorry, warm fuzzies do not pay the rent. And while I do think some people are inclined to join this profession, there are a whole lot out there that could be described as the devil's minions.

    If it makes you feel good to think God tapped you on the shoulder and said, "You, go therefore and be a nurse" more power to you. Heck, I wanted to be a nurse since I can remember...was that God? I don't know. Maybe it was because I was around nurses all my life; who's to say.

    One thing's for sure...I don't feel above the people who do housekeeping, dietary, etc.; all those jobs most people want to do. They are often the epitome of humility and grace.
    From my mind to your mouth (keyboard). This says perfectly what I failed to the first time. Thank you! Yanno, I feel I am likely genetically pre-disposed to nursing, what with two aunts, two cousins and a grandmother who were/are all nurses; I can't help but think the Lord approves of what I am doing----

    ----- but I refuse to stand on ANY ceremony in pursing whatever "calling" this may be for me!!!! I just keep on keeping on.
  3. by   shelleybelle
    Last edit by shelleybelle on Jul 31, '03
  4. by   shelleybelle
    Originally posted by shelleybelle
    I was gonna put another two cents in... but changed my mind... Have a good night
  5. by   sjoe
    "Healing is mentioned 129 times in the Bible."

    Yeah? So how often are death and killing mentioned? Time to take a basic course in logic.

    All that sick people need is someone taking advantage of their helplessness and weakness (and inability to leave) in order to cram her/his own version of "the truth" down their throats.

    Unprofessional patient abuse.

    Welcome to my ignore list.
    Last edit by sjoe on Jul 31, '03
  6. by   Tweety
    Originally posted by cheerfuldoer
    Can we PLEEZ stop acting like we are all at work and "eating each other like nurses tend to do"? Maturity can go a long way folks.
    I think you're being a tad bit oversensitive. For the most part, this thread is fairly mature. People stating how they feel respectfully. Don't let one or two statements cloud that.

    We don't have to play nice or kiss kiss all the time, if we are respectful of one another.

    You made an excellent post stating your position Cheerful and I always love what you have to say.

    I think kind of like Deb I'm a lilttle genetically disposed to nursing. Quite a bit of my family and relatives are in the science and math, medical related fields.

    I do know that when I decided I was to be a nurse I was very very driven, and I have what it takes. Where this comes from I'm can't say.

    I'm hope I'm respectfully not knocking anyone's beliefs, that's not my intention. There's room for us all here.
  7. by   kids
    Many Nurses feel they are "called" to Nursing and that they are doing God's work. Many others do not share the sentiment for personal or religious reasons.

    The original poster is someone who doesfeel that it was a calling. I am asking that those who do NOT share the original posters sentiments please walk away from this thread and NOT use it as a forum to debate the issue.

    This is not a new topic for debate, please, if you want to debate it start a new thread (or better yet, revive an old thread).

    Thanks
    -nancy
  8. by   jlsand
  9. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Originally posted by kids-r-fun
    Many Nurses feel they are "called" to Nursing and that they are doing God's work. Many others do not share the sentiment for personal or religious reasons.

    The original poster is someone who doesfeel that it was a calling. I am asking that those who do NOT share the original posters sentiments please walk away from this thread and NOT use it as a forum to debate the issue.

    This is not a new topic for debate, please, if you want to debate it start a new thread (or better yet, revive an old thread).

    Thanks
    -nancy

    THANK YOU!!!!!
  10. by   caroladybelle
    I have been there - more threads than I can count

    I have done that - way too recently on this Board.

    And I should have a T-shirt to prove it - emblazoned with "Caroladybelle (she's not a Christian, so lets remind her that non-Christians are horned vipers and satan's disciples and her religion that has served her so well IS WRONG!!!)"on the front... in big SCARLET LETTERS.

    And I should know to stay so far away from this one.

    But a question? What does Nursing being a calling have to do with G-d???????????????

    People that are agnostics and atheists are just as "called" to Nursing and the other helping and healing professions, as those that believe in a G-d. And they are just as proficient. Can we not believe in human goodness for just the sake of being wonderful humans?

    And it is not merely for money, but for an inherent belief in humankind. I am familiar also with religious believers of all types that are in it for the moola.

    Just my belief............
    Last edit by caroladybelle on Aug 1, '03
  11. by   caroladybelle
    Originally posted by Jay-Jay
    I do not feel that Nevada's post is disrespectful to non-believers, or other religions, as she is SPECIFICALLY addressing her post to Christian nurses, and it is a very moving, thoughtful post.
    And where is the word Christian?? Maybe I missed that in the title somewhere. There are references to the creator, to G-d, to he/him (a tad sexist, as I was not aware that G-d had a gender), but I didn't see Christian anywhere, other than obscure death and taking sins upon himself.
  12. by   Ted
    it has been requested by a moderator that this particular thread not turn into a debate. unfortunately debate has continued.

    this thread is locked as a "time out" for further moderator discussion.

    respectfully to all,

    ted fiebke - moderator
    Last edit by Ted on Aug 1, '03
  13. by   Jay-Jay
    Originally posted by caroladybelle
    And where is the word Christian?? Maybe I missed that in the title somewhere. There are references to the creator, to G-d, to he/him (a tad sexist, as I was not aware that G-d had a gender), but I didn't see Christian anywhere, other than obscure death and taking sins upon himself.
    Carol, I stand corrected! Thank you!

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