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Spotlight: winter 2016

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Editorial

Holistic care, we are told, is the best sort of care we can offer our patients. Care that embraces the social, psychological and even spiritual aspects of health and healing, not just the physical, is at the heart of what good nursing is all about. The Bible says quite a...

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Why CMF for nurses?

Pippa Peppiatt explains Connect & Grow, Speak & Serve What does it mean, in practice, to serve God in our nursing or midwifery careers? It may mean serving God by being a 'good nurse'; striving to be caring and compassionate. Perhaps patients or colleagues will notice something distinctive about us and...

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Praying for patients

Steve Fouch looks at what the Bible and professional bodies do and do not say. For much of the 20th century, many young people chose a career in nursing motivated by a calling or vocation to serve God through caring for the sick and suffering. Christian values and a Christian...

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Devotional

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: take your everyday, ordinary life -your sleeping, eating, going to work, and walking-around life - and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't...

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Esther Chevassut's elective to Uganda

The chance to visit Kisiizi Hospital for my elective this summer was a definite highlight of my nursing training so far. With two friends, I stepped out of my familiar, Western, British context into South West Uganda to experience nursing in a different culture. Kisiizi is a mission hospital community,...

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From shame to honour

Grace and healing following sexual abuse There have been many times in my life when I have felt the crushing weight of shame. The most prevailing issue for me, though, is living with a history of sexual abuse as a child and then being raped twice as a young adult....

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On the frontline

Sophie Maule is a newly qualified midwife working in London. What area of nursing or midwifery are you in? I am a caseloading midwife. Why did you choose this specialty? Having rotated for a year as a newly qualified midwife, I felt I wanted to explore other options and see what it was like...

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When all we hear is silence

Being found by God in tough times Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up. Psalm 71:20 At times we all wonder where God is. Our prayers bounce off the ceiling; no one seems...

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