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A Divine Encounter

Gwyn, Liz

doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0b013e3182579951
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Abstract: Nurses have unique opportunities to reach beyond circumstances and into the hearts of patients. By being open and available, we show compassion in a way that fosters respect and trust. In this article, a Christian nurse relays a true experience of providing vital spiritual care to a man dying from necrotizing fasciitis.

“There are divine times in our daily nursing routines that take away our breath.”

Liz Gwyn, MSN, RN, has 18 years of experience caring for patients in the acute care setting. She works at Winston-Salem State University as a nursing instructor and authored Amazing Stories of Life After Death: True Accounts of Angelic, Afterlife, and Divine Encounters (Charisma House, 2012).

The author reports no conflicts of interest.

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