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Unexpected Grace: A Case Study in Prayer

McCarver, Pamala K.

doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0b013e3181eedb40

Abstract: A nurse uses prayer as part of the therapeutic nursing intervention with a young mother in acute crisis and the patient outcome is unexpectedly changed.

Prayer as a therapeutic nursing intervention can change outcomes.

Pamala K. McCarver, MDiv, RN, works at San Joaquin Community Hospital in Bakersfield, California. She is a parish nurse in her community and teaches courses to nursing students and healthcare providers on spiritual care.

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