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Called to Care: A Christian Worldview for Nursing

Called to Care: A Christian Worldview for Nursing

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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.

Author: Judith Allen Shelly, Arlene B. Miller
Publisher: IVP Academic
Published: 01/26/2006
Pages: 304
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 8.90h x 6.66w x 0.88d
ISBN: 9780830827657

About the Author
Shelly, Judith Allen: -

Judith Allen Shelly, R.N., B.S.N., M.A., D.Min., is resources director for Nurses Christian Fellowship and editor of the Journal of Christian Nursing.

Miller, Arlene B.: -

Arlene B. Miller, R.N., Ph.D., is retired from the Department of Nursing at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. She continues to teach occasional classes there.

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