I will fear no evil: for you are with me - page 2

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... Read More

  1. by   Esme12
    I have seen this scene replayed over and over again through the years. That regardless of one's own religion an entire room stopping it's motion in respect and camaraderie in a moment of silence. It's one of those moments that makes me realize the privilege it is to be a nurse. To be allowed in to someone life however extended or brief and have them change or effect you forever.

    I have been unable to put it into words.......thank you for saying something so beautiful and eloquent.
  2. by   teensytoes
    Thank you so much for sharing this experience. I think in our busy world we often forget what a privilege it is to be entrusted with these patient's lives, and you've reminded me that whatever I believe in is not as important as helping my patient to feel safe in their most vulnerable states. Your story is a true inspiration to the profession.
  3. by   britney705
    I'm going to school now to be a Registered Nurse. I believe that nurses are very special people and it takes a certain kind of person to be a nurse. You can't just want to be a nurse, you have to want to help people, and have a general care and concern for human beings period. And after reading this it just confirmed that for me. I love nurses!!
  4. by   tothepointeLVN
    I think school teaches us any kind of emotional interaction is unprofessional so maybe the question is really asking. "I noticed that your pray with the patient. Can I?"

    I'm an atheist but if my patients want me to pray with them/for them I will. Every time. I think that's what makes me a professional I will provide for my patients above my own beliefs.
  5. by   GitanoRN
    simply sublime what the op has bestowed upon us...mahalo & aloha~
  6. by   isthatso?
    Thank you for your post . I also feel that a prayer is all we can say sometimes. Praying brings a world of comfort and keeps me moving during overwhelming situations such as a code or rapidly deteriorating patients. We are mere humans and we can only do what we know. Its up to the God above us to carry out His plans.
  7. by   neverbethesame
    Beautiful. Thank you.
  8. by   amoLucia
    Thank you to OP and all the other posters here. I believe this shows that we all are not 'hardened' as some would like to believe. It's a privelege and honor to be among such peers.
  9. by   Dixielee
    Thank you so much for sharing this touching, beautifully expressed story. We need to be reminded from time to time of our humanity and our vulnerability. Blessings to you and to all who are in our care.
  10. by   JZ_RN
    Many 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.
  11. by   LocNurse
    This was utterly remarkable stirred my emotions. I too pray with my patients even though I do not believe I am agnostic.
  12. by   alaur74
    thank 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.
  13. by   flashpoint
    Wow...I don't know what else to say! One of the best I have read.