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Spotlight: Spring 2017

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Editorial

How do you eat an elephant? One mouthful at a time, as the old riddle says. How do you change your workplace? One interaction at a time might be the answer. In this issue we look at what it means to be 'salt and light'. In Matthew 5:13-16, Jesus told his...

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The salt effect

When we think of Christian nurses throughout history who have acted as 'salt and light' in the workplace, we may immediately think of some well-known examples. Nurses like Florence Nightingale whose moniker is the 'founder of modern nursing' as she fought to improve hospital conditions for the wounded soldiers in...

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a nursing role in Israel

In September 2016 I had the opportunity to volunteer for Shevet Achim, a Christian Medical NGO in Israel which brings children from all over the Middle East into Israel to have free heart surgery. I had been to Israel a few times before but wanted to do something with my nursing...

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you are not your mistake

We all face them. Situations when fatigue, overload or simply a momentary lapse of concentration or judgment lead us to do or say the wrong thing in a clinical situation. Most of the time these are minor mistakes that have no serious consequences, but we often live in fear of...

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Devotional

Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, 'children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.' Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky,as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able...

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On the front line

What area of nursing or midwifery are you in? I work in emergency nursing, in a major trauma centre, pre-hospital care with an Air Ambulance Service as well as an academic as Professor of Emergency Care. Why did you choose this specialty? When I first qualified I really didn't like nursing! I started...

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