Called to Care: A Christian Worldview for Nursing
Nursing keeps changing. The role of the nurse grew out of a Christian understanding of the human person as created in the image of God, and viewed the body as a living unity and the "temple of the Holy Spirit" (1 Cor 6:19). Contemporary nursing, however, is increasingly characterized by a diminished understanding of personhood. The impact on patient care has proven confusing and discouraging to many nurses. In the newly revised and expanded Called to Care: A Christian Worldview for Nursing, Judith Allen Shelly and Arlene B. Miller define nursing for today based on a historically and theologically grounded understanding of the nurse's call: Nursing is a ministry of compassionate care for the whole person, in response to God's grace toward a sinful world, which aims to foster optimum health (shalom) and bring comfort in suffering and death for anyone in need. Called to Care asserts that nursing is a vocation, giving nurses a framework for understanding their mission and living out their calling: service to God through caring for others.
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This book is closed minded. Better then thou attitude.
Called to Caring'...why this book should NOT be part of any curriculum:
I read this book cover to cover because I wanted to know more about the Fundamental Christian stance and dogma. I was shocked and bewildered. I feel this book should NOT be used as curriculum for any class as it full of bigotry and discrimination and teaches prejudice and intolerance especially of other religions and other cultures. Jesus taught Love, Tolerance, and not to be Judgmental but in this book the opposite is being conveyed.
As Nurses we should be representatives of Gods work and minister to others as Jesus would want us to; not pushing our personal ideology or agenda.