Life & Work

Vocational discipleship

Journal of Christian NursingDo YOU feel valued for the work you do as a nurse? And if you're a supervisor, how do you support and reward your hard-working staff so they feel genuinely appreciated? Check out these practical suggestions in the article, Unhappy? Low Morale?

612012bayIn 1997 Alex Cruz-Tokar got a group of nurses together at a church in Monterey, California and started an NCF group. It has been meeting ever since.

5132012phyllisby Phyllis (Tress) Olsen, NCF Member

I had time to kill when my flight from Oklahoma to Pennsylvania was suddenly delayed and rerouted, so I sought out the airport chapel and prayed, committing my new itinerary to the Lord. I should not have been surprised at what followed.

4192012lkWhere were you on April 19, 1982? You may not remember, but I know where I was! This day changed the rest of my life – and probably changed Nurses Christian Fellowship as well.

452012veritasDoes God Care? Seeking the Meaning of Life in the Midst of Suffering and Death

Veritas Forum at UCLA – April 24, 2012

392011aedReflections from Sue Palo, NCF member

Psalm 26:2-3“Reflection is active, purposeful thought applied to an experience to understand the meaning of that experience for the individual. The aim of this purposeful thought is to gain understanding, which then leads to changes in what we do, and new perspectives.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-2, NLTThese days, DNR (do not resuscitate) often is seen on patients’ records. Ideally, it indicates that the person has weighed the pros and cons of having life extended by “heroic” measures. Sometimes, however, a life goes on longer than would seem humane, even without heroic measures.

JCN Editorby Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner, JCN Editor

How do you maintain your sense of vocation and calling as a nurse or nurse educator? Recently I was asked to speak on this challenging topic at two events hosted by Seattle Pacific University. What a rich experience we had together!

NJ NurseCan nurses be forced to assist with abortions if they have a moral objection to the procedure?

Recently nurses in New Jersey were threatened with losing their jobs if they did not assist with abortions, so they took the issue to the courts.

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