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... Read More

  1. by   Humble Pie
    Wish I could put this on Facebook!

  2. by   CheesePotato
    Wow. 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.

    Kindest regards,

  3. by   TLCmommyof3
    Very touching story, thank you very much for sharing! I hope to one day be a nurse as great as you sound! I'm crying as I type this, your writing is excellent! If you ever need to get anything else off you chest please do share!
  4. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Oh 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)

    thanks xo
  5. by   Sister of Eluria RN
  6. by   scurbro
    This was beautiful, it was something I was thinking about recently, yesterday or today. I would definitely read the bible to a patient if they wanted me too. Or pray with them. I would never think twice. I am religious myself, but at this time have been having faith issues. But this article made my heart soar, and made me realize what is ultimately truly important. Loving and serving each other.

    Thank you! And your writing is great.
  7. by   TheLiberation
    So incredibly generous of you to write this. Your words have moved so many and I thank you for that.

  8. by   CDeCapua
    Dear CheesePotato,
    I was moved to tears by your post of May 1,2012 on the pt who wanted to pray. As a psychiatric nurse, most of my career, and an alternative healer,a Home Health nurse, a writer I thought,you should be writing. But then where would you be when these life crises come up and we need a fully present spirit on board. I do so hope you were able to go back to the student who asked the question. My guess is that she is struggling with her own mortality. I hope she stumbles across the study that showed what happened when 1 group of pts was prayed for and the control group was not.Neither group was informed of which group they were in. The prayed for group far outlived the other. Thank you, Claire
  9. by   BoyNamedSue
    It's during times like this in which the partition which normally separates one person from another is removed, and, for a solemn moment - a brief moment - people come to the realization that we are not that different from one another.