Articles: Nursing and Spirituality

Articles: Nursing and Spirituality

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 →

Last comment by Melabee
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 →

Last comment by Toremeup2
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 →

Last comment by TiniestLights
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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Losing my religion

Losing my religion

by jadelpn - Ah, the lively religious debate. As nurses, we all take care of a multitude of patients, all with specific, and sometimes not so specific, emotional/spiritual... Read More →

Last comment by SaoirseRN
How Far Can You Nurse?

How Far Can You Nurse?

by jerolez - It was the first time for me to be far from my family. I decided to work as a nurse in the middle east since 2002. It was a new experience. Particularly in Riyadh... Read More →

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The Many Relationships Spirituality has Impacted

by TiffanyMichelle - When we were younger many of us did not quite comprehend all the complexities, qualms, strengths, and weaknesses of our family. But, before you know it, you feel... Read More →

The Waiting Game: A Rehab Nursing Miracle

The Waiting Game: A Rehab Nursing Miracle

by memberme - She was 99 years old had just had a pretty severe stroke. She was brought to our rehab unit with the hope of some degree of recovery. Our staff wasn't so sure as... Read More →

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

by tnbutterfly - I had an interesting experience today. I walked into a hematology/oncology office ......... but this time as the patient. It’s strange how much different it... 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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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 →

Last comment by RNsRWe
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 →

Last comment by Joe V
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 →

Last comment by TrevyRN
Forever Love

Forever Love

by jaelpn - The first time I met Bill, he was sitting straight up in his wheelchair. He was a tall lanky man, almost my height while sitting in his chair. Soft spoken, gentle... Read More →

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Nursing and Spirituality-Hand in Hand

Nursing and Spirituality-Hand in Hand

by babieruth54 - I grew up going to be one of several things. One was in medicine. I always felt the need to serve and help the sick, broken and disadvantaged. The need to... Read More →

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Death is a journey

Death is a journey

by jadelpn - It is always a good thought when one decides they would like to die at home. Surrounded by loved ones, in their own beds. But as the time grows near, many... Read More →

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I am Afraid.  Please Pray for Me.

I am Afraid. Please Pray for Me.

by tnbutterfly - Many of us view the healthcare setting as a place of employment where we we are comfortable. To patients, however, this medical setting is a maze with frightening... Read More →

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