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Spiritual Care: Evangelism at the Bedside?

Taylor, Elizabeth Johnston

Journal of Christian Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0b013e31822b494d
Feature: CE Connection
Abstract

News media stories about Christian nurses sharing religious beliefs with patients raise questions about ethical spiritual care and the appropriateness of sharing one's faith at the bedside. The purpose of this article is to explore the ethics of faith sharing in the context of Christian nursing and offer guidance for ethical spiritual care.

In Brief

Recent news stories about Christian nurses sharing beliefs with patients raise questions about ethical spiritual care and sharing one's faith at the bedside. Explore the ethics of faith sharing and find guidance for meaningful spiritual care.

Author Information

Elizabeth Johnston Taylor, PhD, RN, is Associate Professor, Loma Linda University School of Nursing, Loma Linda, California, and Research Director, Mary Potter Hospice, Wellington, Aotearoa, New Zealand. She has published widely on spiritual care.

These perspectives contrasting ethical and unethical faith sharing bring insight... about how the personal and professional should interact.

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