Called to Care: A Christian Worldview for Nursing
ISBN: 083082765X
EAN13: 9780830827657
Language: English
Publication Date: February 26, 2006
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 0.90" H x 8.80" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.50 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book 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.