postmodernism theories

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