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Spiritually Journeying Through Illness: Default or Devoted God?

Wilder, Mary

doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0b013e3181e03868
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Nurses have the opportunity to companion patients on their spiritual journey during illness. The author, a nurse and spiritual director, relays the use of Ignatian Contemplation to help a friend journeying through the experience of renal carcinoma.

This nurse companioned a friend on her spiritual journey through renal carcinoma using Ignatian Contemplation, helping her find the real God.

Mary Wilder, BSN, MA, is an RN and Spiritual Director in San Antonio, Texas. She is thankful to the profession of nursing for drawing her into the lives of others not only to care for them but also to listen to the sacred stories of their lives.

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