This chapter emphasize on the power of praying with a patient when possible. A family member states on page 115 “I was particularly touched when she prayed for Jonathan in the Hospital”. She was talking about being grateful to the nurse for praying. This text help me understand the importance of spirituality in healthcare settings and how I need to make sure this is also a “calling” for me. The insights I gain from the book is that God loves us more than anyone and we should love him only in return.
My patients would participate whenever I come near them to perform some basic nursing care such as vital signs taking and bedside blood glucose monitoring. They would also tell their stories and during those times I realized that they are starting to trust me. Gaining their trust means being able to get their approval to participate in their plan of
Chaplains and nurses share a common interest in providing care that attends to the spiritual and religious needs of patients (Weaver, et al., 2008). Chaplains and other such disciplines can provide further education and experiences for student nurses. As previously mentioned by Tiew et al. (2012) it also opens up another sources of support for student nurses. Chaplains could teach students spiritual care from their perspective, therefore assisting students to broader views of spiritual care when practising in the clinical area and to recognise when they need to refer spiritual care to them.
• Pamela has worked at many holistic fairs, expos in New Jersey, New York, and PA. • She also did readings for Compass Rose in Emerald Isle, NC. Education: Pamela has been on the path of self-growth and spirituality since 1989 and began her private Practice in 1993. Her formal education as follows: • She became an advanced clinical hypnotherapist in 1993. • In 1994 she was certified in energy work, process oriented bodywork, body/mind counselling, and massage therapy. • Four days after 9/11 she was ordained as an inter-faith spiritualist minister.
Quiet time for prayer, reading material, tapes/CDs, church bulletins, newspapers, and visits from parishioners and clergy provide a sense of connectedness. It is important to recognize the patient, even those who suffer from terminal illness, as living, not merely dying. Providing the patient and family members with updates regarding the patient’s Plan of Care provides the patient and family members with a sense of empowerment, control, and inclusion in the treatment process. Do a life review with the patient and encourage family members to reminisce with the patient. Reflection on the meaning and values can widen a patient’s perspective of life, death, and outcome of present circumstances.
Over the last semester, I got to shadow at Prowers Medical Center (PMC) Rehabilitation Center. I shadowed the occupational therapist Jeannie Cooper. As I shadowed, I was able to observer procedures and learn what an occupational therapist does. The first thing I ever learned that there was three kinds of patients that Jeannie saw: out patient, in patient, and home health. Out patients are people who come into the clinic to see the therapist.
Compassion can be described as showing concern and being sympathetic to the people that are suffering. Patients go through the suffering due to their illnesses. A nurse has leave various comfort zones for them to ensure that they are fully engaged with whatever suffering that their patients are going through. In McNeill, Morrison, & Nouwen’s book of Compassion, “God’s compassion is not something abstract or indefinite, but a concrete, specific gesture in which God reaches out to us.” For Christian nurses, we are fully aware of what our patients are going through. We are passionate regarding the lives of other people.
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Spirituality and spiritual care should be part of nursing curriculum to provide quality nursing care to patients(Wu, Liao, & Yeh, 2012 ; Cooper, Chang, Sheehan, & Johnson, 2013). However spirituality education program equips student nurses to identify their inner strength & resource to provide holistic care to patients (Wallace et al., 2008). This not only improves psychological well-being of a nurse but also her therapeutic nursing skills (White, 2014). Studies have reported mindfulness and self-compassion are significantly correlated with psychological well-being (Hollis-Walker & Colosimo, 2011; Neff, Rude, & Kirkpatrick, 2007; Baer, Lykins, & Peters,