I will fear no evil: for you are with me - page 3
Every now and again there is a moment in our jobs which lingers in back of our minds, niggling at our focus, bobbing on the outskirts of all other important thoughts and well, just generally being a royal pain. I first wish to... Read More
- 0May 1, '12 by JZ_RNMany of my patients are very religious, and while I am not, I do find calm and peace when I say a little prayer with them (usually at their request) and I know it helps them cope with difficult issues (pain, end-of-life, loneliness, etc.) At the end of the day, if you made the patient happy and didn't harm them, bur helped them, it's a blessing no matter what.
- 3May 1, '12 by alaur74thank you for this. very powerful stuff.
my favorite saying- I have it tattooed on my arm. This would be my response...
Offert ou pas, Dieu est ici.
"invited or not, God is here". That can mean anything, as religion and spirituality are not one and the same. Praying with someone is never a waste of time, if it brings healing, peace and serenity. God is all of these things.
- 0May 1, '12 by CheesePotatoWow. Just....wow.
I am overwhelmed and humbled by your kind words and reflections.
To those who may wish to share what is written, I raise no objection to sharing any part of anything I have penned. Once my words have been released from the battered cage of my mind, they no longer belong to me, but to the universe. Do with them what you will.
- 0Jul 2, '12 by Liddle Noodnik GuideOh my goodness you aren't supposed to make me cry. And I AM a "religious individual" and like to think of myself as tough to some degree, lol... but you got me. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. And - WHAT, nursing student? didn't you go to school (at least) - don't they teach this in Spirituality 101? That the patient has mental, emotional, physical and spiritual needs, that their spirituality is individual to them and that we are to support them in meeting their needs?
Hm. (shaking my head)