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Keywords

Christian nursing, discipleship, self-care, spiritual care

 

Authors

  1. McCarver, Pamala K.

Abstract

Through being a patient, this nurse experienced healthcare professionals can be limited regarding the deeper issues within a patient's soul. Nurses cannot give what they do not have; but responding to personal spiritual needs equips nurses to meet patients' soul needs. The biblical account of sisters Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38-42) provides insight on the importance of Christian discipleship and diligent work, suggesting Christian nurses may need to be like Mary-sitting at Jesus' feet, and Martha-working for Christ.