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Spirituality in Nursing

Mentality of Starvation
February 13, 2017 10:46 AM by Mark Darby
John Levin from Baylor University wrote a great article in the Nov. 2016 issue of the Journal of Religion and Health where he challenges the narrative about religion and research but more of that later. His introduction to that article is what really Read More...
Happy New Year?
January 30, 2017 11:13 AM by Mark Darby
January is named for Janus, the mythical god of gates . Janus had two faces-one which enabled him to see the past clearly and the other which looked toward the future with certainty. During this time of year, we traditionally look backward in the year Read More...
I Did Something Wrong
December 8, 2016 11:30 AM by Mark Darby
I did something wrong. I did something wrong. The differences between these two sentences is the difference between shame and guilt. To illustrate, let me tell you a story. One day, my parents left me and my two brothers alone while they went to a Christmas Read More...
Revisiting Place
November 10, 2016 10:38 AM by Mark Darby
Place is too important of a word to have just one meaning: Know your place. Save my place. Win, place, show. Your place or mine? My place in the world. We all come from many places but all our places, whether they are a physical, social, or emotional Read More...
Spiritual Thinking
October 13, 2016 9:01 AM by Mark Darby
A spiritual writer once said that God is paradox . In healthcare, spirituality is the response to the demands made by multiple points of view. This is especially true when these points of view conflict. When faced with a point of view different than our Read More...
Sparks of Holiness
September 15, 2016 8:29 AM by Mark Darby
Nurses have a strong sense of the interconnectedness of life. This appreciation enables us to use spiritual understandings of the everyday tasks of nursing to stay connected with the meaning of our work. Take eating, for example. Many of us have handed Read More...
Spirituality and Health Choices
August 11, 2016 8:51 AM by Mark Darby
Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman are two economists devoted to answering the question, "Why do people make the choices they do?" They delineated several cognitive biases, such as framing effect, which attempted to explain a person's non-rational behavior. Read More...