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Lament: Giving Words to Nurses' Grief

Lick, Renee C.

doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0b013e31825824bd
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Abstract: Nurses are intimately present with people who are seriously ill, suffering, and dying—giving rise to the need to cry out and give words to personal pain and grief. Practicing a regular rhythm of lament to God as found in the psalms of the Bible can assist nurses in coping with grief and prepare them to continue to care for the hurting with God's strength and hope.

Practicing a regular rhythm of lament to God as found in the psalms of the Bible, can assist nurses in coping with grief and prepare them to continue to care for the hurting with God's strength and hope.

Renee C. Lick, MA, RN, serves as Student Ministries Director with Nurses Christian Fellowship USA. She also is a per diem clinic nurse at Lawndale Christian Health Center in Chicago, IL.

The author reports no conflicts of interest.

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