Studies show that people who have spiritual practices are healthier and live longer, but many nurses feel uncertain when the subject comes up because spirituality is both vast and profoundly personal.
This course is designed to help you center and strengthen yourself spiritually, no matter what your faith is, so you can respond more effectively to the spiritual needs of people who are living with life-threatening illness.
I recommend that you practice regularly, not just when you’re working with ill persons because you will bring joy and depth to your life in countless ways!
“We live in a sacred, rich, beneficent universe with
a wealth of love and support for us.
The whole matrix is a conscious living mystery
A cause for joy and celebration
Not a problem to be solved or a resource to be manipulated
Our birth, our death, our being in the moment—
These are sacred doorways to unimaginable realms of exploration, beauty, and possibility.”
~ Paraphrased from Terence McKenna (1946–2000)
I invite you to explore easy multi-cultural ways to meet your spiritual needs for your own well-being and so you can better help your clients meet their spiritual needs, too.
The author’s viewpoint is based on three spiritual principles:
This course is offered by Awakening to Grace, which is approved as a provider of continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nurses: CE Provider #50-17367.We welcome your comments, questions, suggestions, and personal stories. Simply email us at [email protected]
Sharon Burch is a holistic health educator and clinical nurse specialist who has experienced more than 40 years of caring in hospitals, nursing homes, home health, hospice, massage therapy, nutritional coaching, shamanic arts practice, nurse-entrepreneurship, and business administration. Sharon has authored two textbooks and more than 40 home study CE courses for holistic nurses and massage therapists. She now serves as the Holistic Nurse Practice Specialist at the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) where she plans, implements, and promotes AHNA's holistic nursing practice-related products, programs, and services. In her free time, Sharon spends time with her daughter, Adria; serves on the board of directors for the Hawaii Yoga Institute, and coaches family caregivers through The Caregiver's Compass.