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Spotlight: Spring 2018

Editorial

W elcome to our sixth edition of Spotlight , which looks at the subject of compassion, what good compassion looks like, and how as care givers and pastoral workers we can try to avoid burnout. Spotlight is a regular publication of CMF, written by and for Christian...

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The journey towards compassion

I read recently that as God's children, we're all on a journey to understanding his loving heart of compassion. This reminds me of another journey that teaches us much about compassion, a journey where two 'good' men (the Levite and the priest) failed to show it, but how one stigmatised...

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How a dwindling London parish is reversing its fortunes: Memory Cafe

S t Cuthbert's had a mainly 'eclectic' congregation when he became its vicar Most worshippers travelled some distance to worship and few locals attended. Very soon after Steve arrived there was a noticeable exodus of these incomers. The congregation dwindled to about ten. He had little choice but to...

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Taking nursing back to the church

What a busy day! Three refugee families have turned up at the church centre, this in the middle of the morning drop-in, needing advice on how to get appointments with the GP and how to fill in forms. Several mums with young children and elderly parishioners have come for advice...

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On the frontline

Which area of nursing or midwifery are you in? I am currently working as a clinical research nurse in head and neck and neuro-oncology. Why did you choose this speciality? I worked on a head and neck surgical oncology ward as a student and really enjoyed the speciality so I got a job...

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Too tired to care

Caregivers are often so busy caring for others that they tend to neglect their own emotional, physical and spiritual health. Studies confirm that caregivers play host to a high level of compassion fatigue. The word compassion means 'together suffering', or empathy. In my experience, nurses tend to be good at listening...

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CMF Writing Workshop:fighting for justice

I sn't it great when life just seems to tick along and everything fits neatly into place? No stress, no pressure, no unexpected bills to pay, skills to acquire or deadlines to meet, y ou can just cruise on through your day, happily getting on with the oh-so-familiar tasks and...

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Caring more compassionately

'I would rather feel compassion than know the meaning of it' Thomas Aquinas Sometimes we know something when we see it, but we cannot fully explain it or define it in words. Compassion is something we all recognise when we see it in practice, but pinning it down to a...

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