With many postmodernism theories looking into personal energy such as life force (Miller,2006) it has become all the more necessary to increase trainings on religious beliefs and practices. Although I personally try to remain neutral regarding the religious beliefs and values of my patients it is not always possible. For example, when having a patient who is a Jehovah’s witness in dire need of a blood transfusion and they refuse due to religious limitations it is taxing on my psyche to know that I could do my job completely and promote positive health results if only they would comply. However I have to keep in mind that As long as somebody understands their situation then it is their choice.
Shelly, J. A., & Miller, A. B. (2006). Called to care: a Christian worldview for nursing (2nd ed.). Downers Grove, IL