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Author Index - Pippa Peppiatt

Articles contributed to the CMF Site by Pippa Peppiatt

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CMF is for nurses too! (nucleus - Freshers' Edition 2019)

CMF is here to build a movement of healthcare professionals passionate for the glory of God in and through our vocations, and to unite and equip them to live and speak for Jesus in the workplace. To this end, our student department works not only with medics, but also with...

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why CMF for nurses? (spotlight - summer 2019)

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' and by striving to be caring and compassionate. Perhaps patients or colleagues will notice something distinctive about us and ask what our motivation is. It...

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editorial (spotlight - summer 2019)

I am a mother of four. During my pregnancies, I suffered from one or two complications, especially with my last pregnancy, and I valued input from health professionals. Midwives and doctors were helpful in my own maternal health, but they were absolutely crucial in my children's neonatal health - they...

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Nurses & Midwives: encouraging stories (CMF news - Summer 2019)

In my role as Head of Nursing, I (Pippa Peppiatt) get the privilege of hearing lots of stories from nurses and midwives on the front line, and the joy of offering support and compassion to them. Many of these stories are tough and challenging. Just this week I heard from a...

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Mumsnet encourage nurses to return to work: Only scratching the surface of the real need (triple helix - Summer 2019)

At the start of June, Health Education England (HEE) launched a return to practice campaign with Mumsnet. (1) The aim is to recruit at least 1,000 returning nurses into adult, child, mental health and learning disability nursing per year, and at least 100 returning nurses into general practice by March 2020....

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editorial (spotlight - Spring 2019)

In this edition of Spotlight, we look at 'work as worship.' Too often we view the world dualistically - where 'spiritual' activities matter, and secular, everyday activities do not. You may have heard this called the sacred/secular divide. It describes the mindset that we often fall into as Christians; we...

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self-care for the carer (spotlight - Winter 2019)

First, let's blow a myth. Christians can and do get depressed and they can and do suffer from mental health conditions. Many great Christians, including Martin Luther, Charles Spurgeon, John Newton and Mother Theresa battled bouts of depression and/or anxiety. If you are or have struggled with mental illness, you're...

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editorial (spotlight - Winter 2019)

This edition of Spotlight is on mental health. It seems all of us, or people close to us, are affected at some stage of our lives by poor mental health. As nurses, we may be particularly vulnerable to depression or burnout due to both our personality types and the highly...

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Faith and tattoo culture (triple helix - spring 2018)

Key points Tattoos are growing in popularity today. They are no longer the preserve of working classes and are increasingly seen as an art form. There are down sides: they can be addictive and more or less permanent. People sometimes come to regret a rash choice. Having a tattoo today is generally a...

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Too tired to care (spotlight - Spring 2018)

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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