Life & Work

Vocational discipleship

1042012lgbtSome time ago I realized I needed to know more about gay issues and concerns. I regularly encounter gay patients in my work as a staff nurse and I don't like the uncomfortable feeling on the unit from other patients, staff, and myself toward them.

Lily PinneoLily (Penny) Pinneo, 1917 – 2012

Donate to the NCF TeamI asked the unit manager of a busy outpatient oncology unit, "What do you look for in hiring for your unit?" She responded emphatically, "The nurses here have to be team players, ready to step in for others."

GriefAs a nurse, you are intimately present with people who are seriously ill, suffering and dying. But who soothes your residual pain, anguish and doubt?

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

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