In other cases, patients question the existence of God and why he is allowing suffering. On page 114 a patient stated “sometimes when I am having a bad day, you know, why is this happening to me? I say to God”. As nurse, it is important to help a patient understand their struggles and offer to pray with them. This chapter emphasize on the power of praying with a patient when possible.
As coming from a religious background this is a good influence to give off to employees, but it does not serve for everyone. Being that this company bases their influences on a Christian background, it can interfere for those who do not follow the same religious background. I don't think it is the best idea to mix in their religion with the company because it gives off the impression that you must follow the Christian principles in order to work for the company. Although I do not think it is the all that great to combine religion with work, the company has been extremely successful basing their work on biblical principles. The code has shown positive effects and has given positive influences on their company for their company is a well-respected brand.
It can be intimidating to know that the Lord expects us to live out our lives in Holiness but Bridges made it evident that He does not seek perfection, for only He is truly spotless. After reading this book, I hope to be more deliberate in my walk with Christ. For example, I will not attempt to hide my sin and shame from Him but instead repent as to close the gap between me and my Savior. However, I will remain steadfast in the promise that God has given me holiness and grace so I do not have to live a blameless life in order to be given Eternal
One could think of hardship not only as a test, but as the idea that God cannot intervene when it comes to a person’s free will, no matter how horrific the situation might be. This is true, especially when it comes to Christian teaching. The Christian God cannot interfere with the freedom He has given His people. Those who are followers of Him can only worry about themselves and leave the judgement up to the Almighty. They are responsible for themselves and only themselves.
For cases like the aforementioned, social workers must follow the proper code of ethic and not get morally involved. While one may empathize with the patient, it is important that all ethical codes are being followed. In these situations, the social worker must follow the NASW code of ethics by one being culturally competent to the parents’ religious beliefs as well as ensuring that the best decision is made in the child’s care. In the case where the parents are refusing treatment based off religious purposes, the social worker must understand how the religion works and use this information as a way to help the patient receive care without crossing any additional ethical lines. When dealing with young cancer patients who wish to end their treatments, social workers must safeguard the interest and rights of the patient (NASW, 2008, 1.14).
When should one surrender? For the reason of hope and not surrender Sandra Brown, Dr. Charles Raison, and Gina Kolata previously wrote why it is important to look forward. They composed their work so it demonstrates the point of view of both the doctor and patient. Hope allows one to obtain an expectation in an unpredictable situation. A doctor should not bear with the tendencies to surrender on a patient.
Overall, I would recommend this book (as a friend) to someone who might need to do a little soul searching or perhaps one with a crisis of faith. I personally did feel real emotional about it. I felt it was a little heavy handed in how one can create or achieve anything. As a realist, it’s not something I personally believe, however, I do believe that we are capable of great things. It’s also nice to have a religious book that isn’t hyper-focused on the Bible.
They have to balance between the respect for the patient’s belief and their own commitment to promote and protect a patient’s life. “Many health care professionals have strong moral difficulty in respecting the Jehovah’s Witness position. The conflict lies in two area: values and world view.” (Galanti, G. 2015, p.
However, many people who consider themselves irreligious may be surprised to find, upon more consideration, that they subconsciously adhere to a set of principles and assumptions. “A worldview is the framework from which we view reality and make sense of life and the world” (Del Tackett, “What’s a Christian Worldview”). The principles and priorities that determine one’s lifestyle better articulate one’s worldview than the religion one chooses to affirm or deny. As Professor Erin Brown Conroy notes, “Our worldview… [is] our filter. Everything that comes into our mind and heart
It is not necessary to champion corrections of every misuse of a Biblical word or term when we are merely conversing with other people. There are times however, when correction is warranted and we should take a stand and speak up. Sometimes the misunderstanding of a word(s) can adversely impact upon someone 's personal Christian experience without their even knowing it. It is the responsibility of a discerning brother or sister to help a younger Christian understand more perfectly the components and benefits of their faith. A good example of this would be the commonly accepted use of the two words "joy" and "happiness".