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Author Shelly, Judith Allen.

Title Called to care : a Christian theology of nursing / Judith Allen Shelly & Arlene B. Miller
Published Downers Grove, Ill. : InterVarsity Press, [1999]


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 MELB  610.7301 She/Ctc  AVAILABLE
Description 288 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Pt. 1. Introduction. 1. Caring & the Christian Story. 2. Revolution in the Nursing Paradigm. 3. A Biblical Worldview for Nursing -- Pt. 2. The Person as the Focus of Nursing. 4. What Does It Mean to Be Human? 5. The Person as a Spiritual Being. 6. The Person as a Cultural Being -- Pt. 3. The Environmental Context for Nursing. 7. The Seen Environment. 8. The Unseen Environment. 9. A Storied Environment -- Pt. 4. Health as the Goal of Nursing. 10. Working Toward Shalom. 11. Hope in Suffering. 12. The Paradox of Death -- Pt. 5. Nursing as a Response of Faith. 13. Nursing as Christian Caring. 14. Spiritual Care. 15. Looking to the Future -- App. Guidelines for Evaluating Alternative Therapies
Summary "Many nurses feel confused, disillusioned and discouraged. Called to Care brings vision and hope to nursing by demonstrating how Christian faith provides timeless foundations for nursing care."--BOOK JACKET. "Shelly and Miller consider such issues as how our beliefs about God shape the way we care for others, the meaning of personhood, the nature of the environment in which we care, a richer view of health - shalom as the goal of nursing, and the distinctives of Christian nursing, including spiritual care and hope in suffering."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-286) and indexes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-286) and indexes
Subject Christian life.
Nursing -- Philosophy.
Nursing -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Author Miller, Arlene B., 1935-
LC no. 99010868
ISBN 0830815988 (paperback: alk. paper)