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There are several definitions of religion but there is a meeting point among all these definitions. The meeting point is that religion deals with the patterns of behavior among people and thus tries to affect the behavior of people in relation to the values that religion provides. Religion must thereby involve the instilment of values among people whereby the people then use these values to try and live up to certain standards. The more one is involved with or follows religion, the more that he or she can be said to be religious. Religion thereby affects the way of life of a person by providing a certain guideline or route through which one should live. Religion serves as a guide for people within society
Religion–it is something that has been in existence since the beginning of time. It brings meaning to life and death. It creates a sense of belonging in the world. On the other hand, religion, or lack thereof, has also been, in many instances, the cause of oppression, warfare, and even terrorism. Sometimes religion is used to the advantage of one’s self. This can lead to extremism, which some might label as false piety or religious fanaticism. Looking at how these ideas might come into play can help us to better understand where Tartuffe and Orgon stood throughout the story, and to decipher what Molière was truly trying to project in this story of hypocrisy.
Conversely, a lack of connectedness may indicate estrangement, loneliness, or spiritual distress. Self-transcendence promotes an impetus for the ailing to transcend beyond personal boundaries of pain and suffering. Awareness provides a sense of hope, and the ability to attain a wider perspective of life and death. Belief in a higher power facilitates empowerment, a relaxed state, and a sense of well-being which influences health and recovery of illness. Spiritual transformation is evident when a person embraces a new and broader perspective in life and transcends beyond difficulty of
“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life” (Buddha). Throughout different time periods religion has impacted the society in which people live. Religion has and continues to dictate the rules citizens have to follow in all areas, especially social, educational, and political. Religion influences morals, values, and people’s identities. Many people turn to religion for not just spiritual answers, but for guidance and help in everyday life. Religion also affects the inner workings of a society. However, religion has evolved with time. In earlier societies, only one religion was usually allowed and accepted. In Salem Massachusetts during the Witch Trials, every citizen had to be seen as a good Christian. In this case, religion determined whether or not a person was good and trustworthy. Currently, all religions are accepted and many do not judge others based upon it. For
My faith allows me the interact with my client on a different level. As a Christian, and firm believer in Christ, help me encourage my patient and give hope of a better future. My family is the second most essential values. When nurses can relate to their patient 's values, it forms a trust relationship. Just taking the talk about each other 's children can form a bond. Lastly, health is the least important. I choose health as the last value because spirituality and family come first before anything. If I 'm healthy but has no spiritual life or family, my excellent health does not amount to anything. However, if I have great faith and family that supports me, my unhealthiness does not mean anything. Health is one of the professional value reflected in the personal philosophy. Caring is another value that is in the personal philosophy.
Religion plays a vital role in imparting meaning and explanation on the existence and purpose of mankind. It has been an elemental aspect of many societies across different time periods. Religious beliefs and practices affect everything from an individual level such as personal ethics, to a larger scale such as national and international politics. However, what exactly does religion provide? What needs does it serve? To some, it is a source of morality, to others, it represents membership in an inclusive community. There is no one absolute definition of what constitutes religion because the word provide different meanings to different people. Numerous theorists have explored the subject of the strong sentiments behind religious life with both
The only real difference is how this commitment is shown. Fans make sure to wear their team’s colors in support, chant during the innings to encourage the team, and sing along to the nation anthem before the beginning of the game. Many fans boo the opposing team to show how dedicated their love for their team is.
This philosophy integrates high quality education of active learning and technology with faculty member committed to enlighten the education of students to form competent, and holistic nurses. The faculty firmly considers all humans as exclusive beings who have inherent value gifted to them by their Creator (Barry.edu, 2015). They assert that humans display unity of mind-body-spirit which in turn promotes ingenuity, concurrence, and health. The quintessence of human unity is the spiritual experience, culture, environment, and altering life circumstances of individuals. The nurses must respect multiple realities, diversity, and personal choices of everyone as Barry University bestows high value on the familial, communal and societal life of all human beings. (Spalding & Miles,
Religion plays an integral role in the healthcare setting. As such, healthcare givers are required to respect patients’ faith diversity while giving treatment and care. This paper thus seeks to discuss the differences between the Christian and Muslim religions as well as healthcare practices that are fundamental to both belief systems. The paper will also address the worldview questions outlined in Called to Care and thus provide a spiritual perspective on healing.
Preliminary Thesis Statement: Religion is an essential constituent of any civilization with a unique spiritual pathway.
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In many instances, people turn to us healthcare providers to understand why a family member passed away. The question I asked to them when a patient dies “Are you spiritual and if yes would you want to me to get a Chaplin”. Some of them are grateful and asked for me to pray with them, which seems to give them peace. I always try not to force my beliefs on them and I try to offer help in any way I can. Finally, video one really enlighten us on the importance of spirituality for nurses. The narrator talks about patients’ needs of spirituality during health crisis. Many studies have shown that spiritual well-being makes an impact on how patients respond to illness. Nurses are primary care givers, thus responsible of patients’ spiritual needs and
What is religion? Religion is a way of life founded upon the apprehension of sacredness in existence. In order for something to be considered a religion it must have all eight characteristics of religion incorporated in it. The eight characteristics, there must be are; myths or having a sacred text, having a community or house of worship, rituals must be practiced, ethics are involved, material expressions, worldview or beliefs that everyone in the religion believes, sacredness, and emotional expressions.
Religion is a set of beliefs, morals, and values that people practice to guide their lives in a spiritual manner. Religion entails traditions, customs and cultures that influences people to live a life of morality and can be shared among communities and societies. It is a linkage to our inner beings and through the belief of God to dedicate our lives in helping others and in the pursuit of self happiness.