Agape Model, Christian, compassionate care, faith-based care, Fruit of the Spirit, kingdom nurse, nursing practice model, spiritual care, spiritual gifts



  1. Eckerd, Nancy


ABSTRACT: Nine out of 10 American adults believe Jesus was a real person, and almost two-thirds have made a commitment to Jesus Christ. Research further supports that spiritual beliefs and religious practices influence overall health and well-being. Christian nurses need a practice model that helps them serve as kingdom nurses. This article introduces the Agape Model, based on the agape love and characteristics of Christ, upon which Christian nurses may align their practice to provide Christ-centered care.