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Postby robt » Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:25 am

I am have recently started my pre-registration nursing (mental health)and would like to know any way that spirituality can be introduced into essays or my future practice.

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Postby Baha'i Warrior » Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:17 pm

First of all it would help knowing from what religious background you come from, Robt.

In the case of health practitioners, especially doctors, Baha'u'llah states:

    "O doctor! In treating the sick, first mention the name of God, the Possessor of the Day of Judgment, and then use what God hath destined for the healing of His creatures. By My Life! The doctor who has drunk from the Wine of My Love, his visit is healing, and his breath is mercy and hope. Cling to him for the welfare of the constitution. He is confirmed by God in his treatment."

(Star of the West, vol. 21, no. 5, August 1930, p. 160)

This can be applied to nurses too.

Working with absolute happiness and detachment, and having your sole focus on your patient, is itself an expression of spirituality. The Baha'i principle of work as worship applies here. As the Writings state, only good deeds, which are free from self, are accepted by God.

So before working with a patient, you might say a prayer to yourself, asking for assistance.

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Postby robt » Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:21 pm

Thank you this will help in my practice, does any one have experience of sharing spiritual aspects of holistic care and its values with working colleagues.

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Postby Dorumerosaer » Thu Sep 21, 2006 9:21 pm

There are a great many Baha'i health care professionals, among them:

You may wish to investigate association with the Baha'i Association of Mental Health Professionals

Health For Humanity, which is Baha'i-inspired

A Baha'i statement on health made at a UN conference:

Baha'i Network on AIDS, Sexuality, Addictions and Abuse:


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Postby robt » Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:15 pm

thank you very much your message was greatly encouraging

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