Called to Care: A Christian Worldview for Nursing / Edition 2

Called to Care: A Christian Worldview for Nursing / Edition 2

by Judith Allen Shelly, Arlene B. Miller
     
 

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ISBN-10: 083082765X

ISBN-13: 9780830827657

Pub. Date: 01/26/2006

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830827657
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
01/26/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
150,622
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Preface to the Second EditionPart One: Introduction--Why Care?
1. Caring & the Christian Story
2. Revolution in the Nursing Paradigm
3. A Christian Worldview for NursingPart Two: The Person--Caring in Relationship
4. What Does It Mean to Be Human?
5. The Person as a Spiritual Being
6. The Person as a Cultural BeingPart Three: The Environment--Context for Care
7. The Seen Environment
8. The Unseen Environment
9. A Storied EnvironmentPart Four: Health--Outcomes of Care
10. Working Toward Shalom
11. Hope in Suffering
12. The Paradox of DeathPart Five: Nursing--Practice of Care
13. Nursing as Christian Caring
14. Spiritual Care
15. Looking to the Future
Appendix: Guidelines for Evaluating Alternative Therapies

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