Caring from a Christian Worldview: Exploring Nurses' Source of Caring, Faith Practices, and View of Nursing

J Christ Nurs. 2018 Jul/Sep;35(3):168-173. doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000474.


This study explored Christian nurses' views of their source of caring (Deity or other), adherence to biblical faith practices, and view of nursing as a job, career, profession, or calling. Participants who reported Deity (God, Christ, Holy Spirit) as their source of caring were more likely to view nursing as a calling and report a higher degree of volunteering (serving), giving (financially to a religious community), devotions and prayer (personal walk), and fellowship (meeting with a community of other believers). Results have implications for understanding the concept of caring within the context of a Christian worldview.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Attitude of Health Personnel*
  • Christianity*
  • Empathy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nursing Care / psychology*
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / psychology*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires