Paul's Passing Thoughts

Nursing May Not Go Well With Church

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on January 5, 2022

I don’t see nursing and Protestantism fitting together well. Protestantism focuses on the weakness of the individual and subsequent need for seeking ongoing mercy from God. Nurses hardly see weakness as a sin. One does harm, the other invokes needed care.

Protestantism focuses on the inability of mankind. Nurses can’t do that; nursing demands perfection. Someone in nursing school may do really well on a test, say they only missed three questions out of 100 on a test. That’s pretty good. The only problem follows: theoretically, three people could be dead.

In nursing school, we are learning that the initial introduction to a patient must establish trust. What do you think of this as an introduction?

“Hi, my name is Jake, I am the RN that will be working with you pre, and post op. Say, I am seeing on your chart that you are a fellow Baptist, and so am I (does this establish trust via the Christian label?). So, as you know, this is all in God’s hands and I am just a totally depraved sinner saved by grace. By no means put you trust in me, a mere sinner. We want God to get all the glory on the results, so I won’t be very diligent because I don’t want to please God ‘in my own strength.’ I will do the assessment, and then we will pray.'”

Indeed, Protestants should pray much.


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  1. johnson smith said, on February 5, 2022 at 10:33 PM

    The whole problem is protetstants refuse to admit that all paul meant by faith alone was not having to be circumcized or keep the sabbath or worry about kosher. Works literally meant the rituals of mosaic law, not doing stuff.


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