Nursing Spirituality - page 4

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  1. by   Wuzzie
    Quote from EGspirit
    You sound like someone who has absolutely nothing. And that doesn't mean that I endorse the opposite of what you said in your post. I don't think anyone should preach their religion at work--that is a place and time where one should "show" their religion. But I will say it again, you sound like someone who has nothing.
    That was a bit mean don't you think?
  2. by   EGspirit
    Quote from Wuzzie
    That was a bit mean don't you think?
    No, not given the context of what she wrote.
  3. by   Wuzzie
    Quote from EGspirit
    No, not given the context of what she wrote.
    Was it necessary?
  4. by   EGspirit
    Quote from Wuzzie
    Was it necessary?
    What do you care? Why not let her talk for herself. Why try to make something that isn't there? Why do you feel the need to stir up what isn't stirred up?
  5. by   Wuzzie
    Quote from EGspirit
    What do you care? Why not let her talk for herself. Why try to make something that isn't there? Why do you feel the need to stir up what isn't stirred up?
    Not stirring things up. Just trying to keep this thread open because it's interesting. Personal attacks do nothing to further discussion. No need to be nasty and it isn't helping you support your viewpoint.
  6. by   EGspirit
    Quote from Wuzzie
    Not stirring things up. Just trying to keep this thread open because it's interesting. Personal attacks do nothing to further discussion. No need to be nasty and it isn't helping you support your viewpoint.
    No one is being personally attacked. No one has been personally attacked. You need to stop trying to create a negative situation where one doesn't exist. It's inappropriate.
  7. by   Wuzzie
    Quote from EGspirit
    No one is being personally attacked. No one has been personally attacked. You need to stop trying to create a negative situation where one doesn't exist. It's inappropriate.
    I'm doing nothing of the sort. But telling someone they have "nothing" or that their patient care may suffer because they are "spiritually absent" isn't appropriate either or very nice and I won't stand by and let it continue. I assumed by the image in your first post that you were a practicing Christian but I may have been misled by that. Regardless, it seems any further discourse with you is pointless. Enjoy the rest of your day.
  8. by   EGspirit
    Quote from Wuzzie
    I'm doing nothing of the sort. But telling someone they have "nothing" or that their patient care may suffer because they are "spiritually absent" isn't appropriate either or very nice and I won't stand by and let it continue. I assumed by the image in your first post that you were a practicing Christian but I may have been misled by that. Regardless, it seems any further discourse with you is pointless. Enjoy the rest of your day.
    mmm buh bye.
  9. by   maxthecat
    I often wish that nursing had chosen a different word than "spirituality" for its approach to patients' and nurses' issues of meaning in their lives. Spirituality so easily becomes seen as some sort of religious issue, whether it be Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, New Age, etc. I know that in theory there is a difference, and people are eager to say "Oh, but spirituality isn't necessarily religious," but the reality is that for someone growing up in our culture it is almost impossible to hear the word "spiritual" without linking it with some religious notion.


    As a caregiver I can tell you, if you ask, what values will guide my care for you in your current situation. And you can tell me, if you want, what gives meaning to your life and how you'd like me to facilitate that in your current situation. And it can all be done without reference to "spirituality."
  10. by   Davey Do
    Quote from SpankedInPittsburgh
    Holy Holy-War Batman:
    holy-holy-war-

    Quote from SpankedInPittsburgh
    I don't care is they worship Jesus, Budda, Satan or the Cat in the Damn Hat.
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    Quote from SpankedInPittsburgh
    Nurses occasionally will try to push their flavor of mysticism on each other but those are typically private conversations between zealots that I could care less about. At no time should this impact in any way how we treat patients.
    This is the essence of providing quality care regardless of what our patients believe, who they are, or if they're "deserving " of our services.

    This is the essence of putting principles before personalities.

    Kudos to you, Spanked!
  11. by   SpankedInPittsburgh
    Why thank you Davey!!!
  12. by   SpankedInPittsburgh
    Oh wait!!! I missed the "absolutely nothing" nonsense. Who is anybody to say that much less a "religious" person. Are you pretending to know me? Doesn't the plastic Jesus on your dashboard tell you that judgment is his when he talks to you? As for me the Cat in the Damn Hat tells me this is just another judgment cast by the holier than thou God-Squader's when they have no business casting judgment nor basis thereof except for the fact that somebody else has the temerity to deny having the Jesus in Technicolor telling them when to change their underwear.
  13. by   JadedCPN
    Quote from EGspirit
    And notice, you call yourself "jaded." But hey, if it means nothing more than a job to you, then that's what it is. So long as YOU do your job, and don't leave people suffering because you are spiritually absent.
    You didn't ask if Nursing was more than just a job/paycheck for me, because my answer would have been completely different. Instead you chose to ask if Nursing has spiritual implications for me. And then you chose to make assumptions and pass judgements simply because you didn't like my answer. Shame on you.

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