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Prayers for COVID patients?

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We are increasingly seeing patients coming in with COVID and due to isolation and lockdowns many of these patients will not be with their families when they die. Does anyone have any poems or non religious/generic for the sick and dying patients that could be of comfort? We are anticipating huge losses, and we all need some spiritual support

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Yes we all need some spiritual support but for me a poem or 'nonreligious/generic' would not offer that spiritual support.

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Daisy4RN has 20 years experience and specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg.

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Maybe you could just ask each individual what they would like. If they are not religious in any way then I would just look online for hospice type materials that you can just print off. I little confused though because your title is "prayers" but you are asking for non-religious/generic materials.

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On 3/27/2020 at 7:40 PM, sevensonnets said:

Yes we all need some spiritual support but for me a poem or 'nonreligious/generic' would not offer that spiritual support.

Do you apply this principle with your patients? Do you check with them first about their faith?

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We have to remember that not all of our patients belong to a particular faith or belief. I get a little uncomfortable around that topic bc I’ve watched people get upset or sensitive over religious beliefs. I just say a prayer for all my patients before leaving their rooms or on my way home from work since it’s touchy subject.

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4 hours ago, sweet.tea said:

We have to remember that not all of our patients belong to a particular faith or belief. I get a little uncomfortable around that topic bc I’ve watched people get upset or sensitive over religious beliefs. I just say a prayer for all my patients before leaving their rooms or on my way home from work since it’s touchy subject.

It is indeed a touchy subject. I am relieved that you respect people's boundary.

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amoLucia specializes in LTC.

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Like my giving a gift to someone, my saying a prayer sometimes is meant MORE for MY benefit in the spirit of giving than I expect the recipient to experience in the act of receiving.

Hope this makes sense.

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55 minutes ago, amoLucia said:

Like my giving a gift to someone, my saying a prayer sometimes is meant MORE for MY benefit in the spirit of giving than I expect the recipient to experience in the act of receiving.

Hope this makes sense.

Totally. People cannot be coerced into accepting your "gift" when they see your act of giving as subtle coercion.

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Daisy4RN has 20 years experience and specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg.

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6 hours ago, sweet.tea said:

We have to remember that not all of our patients belong to a particular faith or belief. I get a little uncomfortable around that topic bc I’ve watched people get upset or sensitive over religious beliefs. I just say a prayer for all my patients before leaving their rooms or on my way home from work since it’s touchy subject.

The OP was asking for poems or other material to comfort people. As a nurse it is part of our job to assess spiritual needs and provide whatever comfort would be applicable to the pt (even if that means nothing), our job is to simply ask and go from there.

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I'm asking the admin. of AllNurses to remove my post if it violates the terms of what is allowed here... 

Thank you Lord for giving us nurses the hands and skills to provide care and give us Godly wisdom in how we make daily decisions. Let us be reminded that we can't always fix everything and there are times when some patients simply don't get better. Help us,  Lord,  to keep up our strength, be calm, and be at peace as care-givers, and keep us safe & healthy. Amen

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amoLucia specializes in LTC.

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Lovingly said.  TY

And while I am no longer in the front, Lord, please continue to protect their wisdom and skills, patience and strengths, safety, wellness and own health.

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Daisy4RN has 20 years experience and specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg.

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22 hours ago, amoLucia said:

Lovingly said.  TY

And while I am no longer in the front, Lord, please continue to protect their wisdom and skills, patience and strengths, safety, wellness and own health.

In God's eyes praying for others is being on the front lines also! 

I read your other post (and even though I didn't comment) it was very heartwarming and a little cathartic to read everyones emotional replies and personal stories, this is indeed a very hard time. Thank-you

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