I Love being a Christian Nurse - page 6
I love being a Christian Nurse. I know there are many people out there that do not share my beliefs but, I care for them the same as I would someone who shared my beliefs. I did not become a Nurse... Read More
Apr 12, '12I look at religion as man made. I look at spirituality as an internal barometer. I think of spirituality as beliefs, value systems, and human response to stimuli. Religion is man's attempt to regulate spirituality.
Before you start to flame me i will remind you that I do consider myself a Christian. I find little in common with some Christians, am closer to Buddhists in some ways but still have a relationship with religion.
Apr 12, '12Quote from livin4myliljI'm glad this one is not going to read the comments. Plenty of time. Recovering from triple bi past. A Life? We that have been working in this business for had more of a life then this one will ever dream of. I expect Dolly Dimples will be posting to this board again. Under the 'charge nurse gave me a dirty look' or 'how can I find a job.' They all come back.Wow im almost done with school and I was worried about having no time for my family with a nursing career but this thread made me realize nurses are obviously not busy enough. Thank you for calming my fears. Now I know that the nurses who seem to have no life are only that busy because they waste time waiting to pounce on someone for saying something they don't like or don't understand, what a waste of time and breath. Grow up and get a life. I don't know how you can stand being a nurse when you are so ready to attack, and so vicious. I thought nurses were more open minded. Well anyway just glad to know I will have plenty of free time. I will choose to live my life to the fullest and be happy by booty trying to persecute everyone, that is what truly living is. For the people that want to dissect my ***** and talk crap go right ahead, knock yourself out, I won't be reading any comments anyways......okay and.......GO
Apr 13, '12Quote from Good Morning, GilActually, the mercy and grace reference you used referred to Christians. You're just superior enough to have eternal life while everybody else burns in hell, that's all.lol, nowhere in my post did I say Christians are somehow superior beings to the rest of the world. In fact, we do not believe this to be true, hence the mercy and grace reference.
Mercy: not getting what you do deserve
Grace: getting what you don't deserve, so...
In a nutshell, I and other Christians believe that by grace we are saved.
It may not impact nursing care itself, but one's religion/spirituality does affect how one sees the world
I think the issue of judgemental attitudes toward drug addicts and prostitutes is far more a person to person thing than a sect to sect thing. Millions of people call themselves Christian. What they should not do doesn't excuse what they actually do (or think).
When you explained why you brought it up you said that someone wanted to know how being a Christian affected their nursing care, when you stated in the first part of your reply that it doesn't. Believe me, I am in no way a Christian basher. I think there is more to your post than you want to admit to -- and I'm glad we were able to give you two lols for your day.
Apr 13, '12Quote from VespertinasVespertinas,Ruas61 and Nursel56,
I believe when posters like Good Morning, Gil state that their Christianity enables them to provide compassionate care, it is not to say that others are unable (as they have repeatedly stated). EVERYONE is able... but some find that their faith *guides* them in their compassion. Others may find other sources of inspiration, but we all have a reason.
Why are some people looking for a way to turn any statement into something negative?
I haven't objected to the OP's post at all. As I said in my other post here, the tone of it makes me wonder if she hasn't read some of the other posts around recently. If she is simply feeling exuberant about her religion, that is fine with me! GoodMorningGil's post was different entirely. I responded to that a few minutes ago.
Religion and spirituality are so complex and so personal misunderstandings are inevitable. There's a thread in the Break Room about religion where I wrote a really long explanation of my journey with the subject matter. You almost have to write something like that to even begin to hope that other people understand where you are coming from. I mean no disrespect.
Apr 13, '12If you're not a Christian nurse, why read and respond to this thread? Just. Let. It. Go. Live and let live. To each his own. That pretty much sums up how I would (not) respond to a thread titled "i love being a (insert religion other than the one I practice) nurse. OP said nothing against anyone.....just saying'
Apr 16, '12Quote from iteachobBecause the OP had absolutely no point to make whatsoever. The original post of this thread would've made more sense as a reply in some other thread. Instead, it sits alone atop this thread, just waiting to be torn apart and it should be torn apart. We are nurses. Our religious beliefs should in no way be connected to our role as nurses.If you're not a Christian nurse, why read and respond to this thread? Just. Let. It. Go. Live and let live. To each his own. That pretty much sums up how I would (not) respond to a thread titled "i love being a (insert religion other than the one I practice) nurse. OP said nothing against anyone.....just saying'
Apr 16, '12Quote from brainkandy87You do realize it was posted in the Nursing and SPIRITUALITY forum? Should that forum be torn apart as well?Because the OP had absolutely no point to make whatsoever. The original post of this thread would've made more sense as a reply in some other thread. Instead, it sits alone atop this thread, just waiting to be torn apart and it should be torn apart. We are nurses. Our religious beliefs should in no way be connected to our role as nurses.
Apr 16, '12Quote from brainkandy87I respectfully disagree. We have to take ourselves to work with us. That is why it is acceptable for nurses who do not believe in a specific procedure are allowed to not be part of it. We do not give up our rights as humans when we decide to become nurses.. We are nurses. Our religious beliefs should in no way be connected to our role as nurses.
I have found that if a person has a decent values system, some form of spirituality and a good skill set they bring more than the person who leaves their spirituality under the covers at home. It does not matter what religion or no religion. If you work from an ethical and values based belief system you do better than those who only being skilled hands to work.
Apr 16, '12Good grief, I didn't mean to start a riot. I love being a Nurse in general but my post was in response to another post that said how do you take care of patients that don't share your beliefs. My response I would take are of them the same way I wold anyone else. I wasn't trying to start any conflict.... I won't post anything else!!!!