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- Feb 15, '12 by gcupidYou don't have to be religious or even compassionate to be a good nurse. The best nurses are probably hardcore ^*+
- Feb 22, '12 by GodisthereI agree 100% with you Timothy!!
What you just described, espescially in No.2, is soooo true...<3
Thanks for standing up I'm 100% with you....
God Bless <3
- Feb 23, '12 by brainkandy87I'm an Atheist and I consider myself a good nurse, both in terms of medical knowledge and compassion for my patients. Your personal choices and beliefs have absolutely nothing to do with your abilities as a nurse. What does make you a good nurse is your heart. In addition to you medical skills, it's your ability to show compassion and be an advocate for your patient no matter what their race, religion, or choices are that makes you a good nurse.
- Feb 25, '12 by travkittyI'm an atheist RN in an ER at a Catholic hospital in a VERY Catholic city. I get letters all the time, with compliments, telling me I'm the best nurse ever (I'm not, but I think I'm above average) & they have NO clue that I don't believe. The key is being respectful & compassionate of all faiths, even if you don't share them. That can be difficult, but can be done.
We have a Jewish MD on staff...wears his yamaka every shift, & no one ever complains about his faith, to my knowledge. He's very good with respect toward other beliefs, too & a fine doctor in most regards. Not the best communicator with nurses, in my opinion (can come off as an ass to us) but I cannot complain about his care for patients. That's another thread, though.
- Feb 26, '12 by RNfasterI think your instructor is taking liberties. One should be sensitive to the patient's views and needs --and accommodate them. If the patient is agnostic, atheist, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, Jewish, Mormon, Muslim, Native American, or whatever, their religious/spiritual needs should be addressed or not per their wishes.
- Jun 10, '12 by ThujoneI'm agnostic and have no problem telling patients that when asked. When I first began training, a resident ask me if I was a bible-boy, and I lied to him and told him that I was thinking that it would make my interaction with him easier, but it turned out he was an atheist, lol, so I will never do that again. Personally, I would pretend to pray with the patient if asked, but I would not say any words.Last edit by Thujone on Jun 10, '12
- Jun 11, '12 by MerlynNo patient ever ask me my religion. What ever they were I was.
- Jun 11, '12 by JZ_RNNO. Just no. Religion is not needed in any way to be a good nurse. Care and concern for others and mutual respect for all spiritual beliefs is. You can be athiest or agnostic and still empathize with a patient who is trying to get help from their God and prayer. Being a good, decent, and spiritual person has nothing to do with religion.
- Jun 29, '12 by boomertxQuote from vivalasviejasnot all religions worship a "supreme being". might i suggest the following rewrite for the purpose of being inclusive of all religions?the way i see it, being 'religious' means you worship a supreme being according to prescribed rituals and rules.
"being 'religious' means you worship according to prescribed rituals and rules'.
ahhh .. now i feel better.Last edit by boomertx on Jun 29, '12 : Reason: misspelling