How comfortable are you calling upon Christian Science nursing? Take our poll!

Janiva's blog logoIt is now over 100 years since the standard for Christian Science nursing was established by Mary Baker Eddy in our Church Manual, Article 8, Sect. 31, “Christian Science Nurse”. Today more than 400 Christian Science nurses are listed in The Christian Science Journal in the US, along with all accredited Christian Science nursing facilities. 

Even with all of these excellent resources available, we find that many Christian Scientists are not comfortable calling upon Christian Science nursing when there is a need. Reasons for this reluctance may be:

  • costs
  • concern for confidentiality
  • misunderstandings of the role of Christian Science nurses
  • feelings of failure as a Christian Scientist because the challenge had not been met, or, a general reluctance to call for help

This reluctance is mentioned in Science and Health on page 420: “If students do not readily heal themselves, they should early call an experienced Christian Scientist to aid them. If they are unwilling to do this for themselves, they need only to know that error cannot produce this unnatural reluctance.”

OVERCOMING THE RELUCTANCE TO CALL UPON CHRISTIAN SCIENCE NURSING

For whatever reason, many Christian Scientists who are faced with a challenge never call upon this healing ministry—or they wait far too long before calling. How can we overcome the general reluctance to call upon Christian Science nursing so that all can be blessed by this ministry? In my experience, once someone does call on Christian Science nursing care, their response is often, “Why didn’t I do this sooner?” or “Why don’t more people know about this wonderful healing service?”

Do you know how to access Christian Science nursing care for yourself or others? Take our poll below to find out how much you know about calling on Christian Science nursing.


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If there is a Christian Science nurse in your church, make a point of meeting them and asking them about their practice. Are they available for visits? If there is no Christian Science nurse in your church, find the nearest one in The Christian Science Journal. Call them and find out if they are available to make calls if and when needed. Get to know someone you would feel comfortable calling upon.

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All of the accredited Christian Science nursing facilities are listed in The Christian Science Journal. Here’s list of all the accredited facilities in the world.

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Many facilities hold Annual Meetings when you can tour, meet staff members, and ask questions about the services of the organization. And all facilities welcome visitors at any time who want to learn more about the organization.

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Contact information for accredited Christian Science nursing facilities, visiting services, and training schools are listed in The  Christian Science Journal, in the online directory at christianscience.com, and at The Commission website.

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Contact information for accredited Christian Science nursing facilities, visiting services, and training schools are listed in The  Christian Science Journal, in the online directory at christianscience.com, and at The Commission website.

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Contact information for Christian Science nurses is also in The Christian Science Journal and in the online directory at com.

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The Benevolent Association and other Christian Science nursing organizations are a resource for information on care ideas as well as information on health care insurance, health care proxies, and Medicare.

 

When there is a need, I sincerely hope that you will readily call upon Christian Science nursing. But if you feel any reluctance, I hope that you will take to heart these suggestions for how to become acquainted with this healing ministry. This will enable you to quickly and easily call upon Christian Science nursing, or help a friend to do so. 

I welcome your thoughts and ideas on this topic—it is of major importance to all Christian Scientists.

3 Responses to How comfortable are you calling upon Christian Science nursing? Take our poll!

  1. Connie Pierce says:

    Our family has had wonderful healings through CS nursing facilities. CS nursing should be honored more.

  2. Ken Johnson says:

    I have used CS Nursing services and they were very helpful. I think the nurse plays an important role in healing and recovery.
    Ken Johnson

  3. lisa s. echols says:

    thanks for having this available to us so that we can get those answers in our phones and apart of our repertoire Will be happy to see those answers. Last used a CS nurse when my mother was ill; a great comfort in her last days.

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