Nursing and Spirituality Articles

Nursing and Spirituality is available to discuss how religion and spirituality impact nurses and patient care as we strive to access and meet the needs of the whole person, including spiritual needs. Sometimes, meeting these needs is more difficult for nurses than physical needs and is very often neglected. Many nurses are uncomfortable and unprepared to assess and provide this type of care.

The Nurse's Role in Providing Spiritual Care - Is It OK to Pray?

The Nurse's Role in Providing Spiritual Care - Is It OK to Pray?

by tnbutterfly - This brought up much discussion about whether or not offering prayer falls within the scope of the nurse while providing spiritual care. Is it appropriate for... Read More →

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I SAW HIM!

I SAW HIM!

by spotangel - I scanned my list of patients for the day. Three unfamiliar names back to back in the morning; a prenatal visit, an INR (a patient on the blood thinner Coumadin)... Read More →

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Is Faith Enough?

Is Faith Enough?

by jaelpn - I use to think that faith was enough- that if I had enough faith, I could accomplish anything. Faith is something that I think can lead us into the belief of being... Read More →

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From the Other Side of the Bed Rails - When the Nurse Becomes the Patient

From the Other Side of the Bed Rails - When the Nurse Becomes the Patient

by tnbutterfly - I looked around at the people in the waiting room, wondering……. what’s wrong with that lady? Does she have cancer? Poor thing. Then I thought… Gee….. Maybe... Read More →

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Running on Empty

Running on Empty

by jeastridge - "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28 Tears spilled over as I clicked off my cell phone and started the car,... Read More →

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I Owe It To My Dad

I Owe It To My Dad

by jenakjar - I remember the day it all started. It was a simple index card with steps carefully written by my mother. Chronological ordered words instructed my 79-year old... Read More →

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I will fear no evil: for you are with me

I will fear no evil: for you are with me

by CheesePotato - 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... Read More →

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Spirituality and Caring: Dialogue and Inquiry with Literature Review

Spirituality and Caring: Dialogue and Inquiry with Literature Review

by ShannonRN1981 - Spirituality is a personal, abstract component in people's lives that can have different meanings based on different life experiences. One's own experiences help to... Read More →

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Thanksgiving Came on Monday

Thanksgiving Came on Monday

by tnbutterfly - Monday was a particularly busy day......... one filled with a few unexpected blessings The first half of the day, while busy, was filled with my normal Monday,... Read More →

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When Nurses Cry

When Nurses Cry

by tnbutterfly - Although it's been more than 30 years ago, I remember the occasion very clearly. My first death on Peds as the charge nurse. It was horrible. A four-month old... Read More →

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NTI:  Spiritual Care in Critical Care Nursing: Judy Crewell, PhD, RN, CNE

NTI: Spiritual Care in Critical Care Nursing: Judy Crewell, PhD, RN, CNE

by allnurses - Allnurses.com staff recently attended the AACN NTI Conference in Houston. We were fortunate to interview several well-respected leaders in critical care nursing.... Read More →

Want happiness…apply the 10 second rule...on and off the nursing floor

Want happiness…apply the 10 second rule...on and off the nursing floor

by Daisy4RN - I walked onto the floor of the Oncology unit ready to start my day. It was a busy teaching facility but I had been there long enough to be comfortable in my RN role... Read More →

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Is nursing my calling

Is nursing my calling

by Ahvegas - If I knew then what I know now....would I still have chosen nursing? I ask my self that more often, especially after seeing my daughter graduate nursing school and... Read More →

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Nurses Coping with Personal Grief

Nurses Coping with Personal Grief

by tnbutterfly - How many of you have felt helpless or guilty when caring for a seriously ill or dying patient? How many become overwhelmed with emotion after a particularly... Read More →

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The Nurse's Guide to Observing Chanukkah

The Nurse's Guide to Observing Chanukkah

by Lynda Lampert, RN - I grew up in a very Jewish neighborhood in Pittsburgh. It was nothing for me to see Orthodox Jews walking to Temple on Saturday morning, wearing the long locks and... Read More →

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I Am Not A Storyteller

I Am Not A Storyteller

by Ahvegas - I am not a storyteller. I am not a person whose story needs to be heard. But I have met those whose story is worth telling. And so I will set forth to the best... Read More →

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Another Year of Blessings

Another Year of Blessings

by tnbutterfly - No....this is not an early New Year's story filled with resolutions. Today is my birthday and I have been thinking back over events of this past year. Birthdays... Read More →

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When is it appropriate to share faith at work?: One nurse's story

When is it appropriate to share faith at work?: One nurse's story

by nursefrances - As nurses, we wear many hats. To name a few: we are caregivers, providers, assessors, comforters, encouragers, teachers, an ear to listen. Are we to be evangelists... Read More →

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