By Judy Shelly, Arlene Miller, Kimberly Fenstermacher
How does what we believe about God and the world affect the nursing care we provide? Is there a relationship between the way a society understands the nature of God and the type of health care that develops in that society? These are important questions for us to consider.
In the Christian worldview, the nursing metaparadigm begins with God. God created the world (environment) and everything in it. God created human beings (persons) and placed them within his created environment, to live in shalom (health). This kind of health allows the person to live at peace in a God-centered human community with a sense of physical, psychosocial and spiritual well-being. Nursing, then, works toward wholeness, or shalom among individuals and the community.
Excerpts from Called to Care, 3rd Ed., releasing July 2021, Preorder your copy from InterVarsity Press here. Use your NCF member discount code 40NCF21 to save 40%!
NCF Twin Cities Nurses Week Celebration
Nurses Make a Difference: Taking Time to Remember, Reflect, and Renew
The American Nurses Association’s theme for National Nurses Month is Nurses Make a Difference. Our profession has experienced significant change, stress, loss, and trauma in this past year. We’ve also learned new things about ourselves, asked difficult questions in our own faith journeys, and recognized the value of community.
Join NCF Twin Cities on May 11 at 8 pm Eastern / 7 pm Central / 6 pm Mountain / 5 pm Pacific as we take time to remember, reflect, and renew our purpose for the work we have been called to do. Register at Nurses Make a Difference. (Free 1.5 hours of continuing education for Minnesota nurses only. Others will receive a certificate of attendance.)
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Faith Community Nurses: Be Counted!
The Westberg Institute for Faith Community Nursing (FCN) is collecting data for a 2021 FCN Census that will help document how many FCNs are practicing in the world and what they do. Join nurses worldwide and complete the census here. The census closes May 31 so don’t delay!
Don’t Miss These Exceptional Conferences
Indiana Wesleyan University, Sigma Theta Tau Eta Chi Chapter, and NCF invite you to Innovations in Faith-Based NursingJune 21-24, 2021 on IWU’s beautiful campus in Marion, Indiana. Experience rich fellowship with nurse colleagues as you explore and discover new innovations for your practice. NCPD hours will be offered. Learn more and register here.
NCF has many faith-building opportunities and virtual events that provide ways for you to connect, be encouraged, and be equipped for Christ. Check out these possibilities below, tailored just for you!