I believe nursing is the heart and soul of the health care system. And so with all the new studies coming out showing the power of intention and hands on energy work and prayer for healing, I think we’d better bring a new kind of nurse to the bedside, or new kind of training to the bedside nurse–one that values the intangibles more than the nurses notes.
In the meantime, all of those of us who love direct patient care and all of us who have been taken away from our patients and buried in paperwork because we got a better education, should honor the ways we healing works. In time, healing will be shown to be more dependent on healers than on technology. (Even though if one is meant to be healed, one will be) we make it a heck of a lot more comfortable for the patients if we’re allowed to give them some time.