Item description for We Will Be Healed: Spiritual Renewal for Healthcare Providers by Susan J. Bliss...
Overview Healthcare is so much more than a profession--it's a calling. But burnout can affect entire staffs, from doctors to drug reps, nurses to pharmacists. The reflections found in We Will Be Healed will rejuvenate and refresh even the most hardened healthcare professional. Scriptures and a short prayer accompany each reflection, an ideal way to reinvigorate those who feel like they are always "on-call" or those who feel to tired to heal themselves, let alone anyone else. With this book, healthcare professionals put themselves in the care of the Master Physician and learn to: Rise above the failures Control their workload Completely separate work from play Form a partnership with the healing Spirit Participate in medical miracles Learn compassion for their own struggles
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Studio: ACTA Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.42" Width: 5.66" Height: 0.36" Weight: 0.38 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2007
Publisher ACTA Publications
ISBN 0879463260 ISBN13 9780879463267
Reviews - What do customers think about We Will Be Healed: Spiritual Renewal for Healthcare Providers?
Compassion Fatigue and Balance Sep 20, 2007
This is a delightful and helpful book, and it is not just for healthcare professionals. In several short readable chapters Susan Bliss addresses many of the problems that anyone involved in a service profession faces. She speaks from her own experience but brings to that experience insights from Scripture and the lessons other servant leaders have learned.
Those who give themselves daily to helping others are subject to compassion fatigue, stress, and eventually burnout, unless they take positive action to restore balance, and to let their own lives be healed and renewed. Bliss' book goes a long way toward being one of those sources of renewal. She has a sharp eye for signs of grace and hope. I was encouraged.
Spiritual Renewal for Healthcare Professionals Mar 19, 2007
After a few years as a pharmacist, Susan Bliss became frustrated with the system that seemed to thwart efforts of healthcare providers to meet patients' needs. At that point, she enrolled in an MBA program at a Christian college. As graduation approached, she began attending church and felt called to refocus her career on improving patient care and the lives of her co-workers. "We Will Be Healed" reflects on the immense demands on healthcare professionals in light of the healing ministry of Jesus. In the New Testament, Bliss has discovered the model Jesus created for "a healing spirit." It includes leadership, teamwork, recognition of limits, rest and rejuvenation, and realization that the healthcare profession is a partnership with God. "Just as our patients do, we must work in faith, accepting that we participate in a power beyond ourselves," she writes.
Each chapter begins with a passage from scripture and ends with a personal prayer. Topics include mercy, discernment, letting go, and fear. The chapter on death refers to Jesus' raising Lazarus. Healthcare professionals always have the hope and promise implicit in that story, Bliss writes. The accompanying prayer acknowledges that everyone cannot be healed and asks God to "remind us that acts of healing toward our patients are our expressions of our faith in you."
Good for myself, good as a gift Mar 19, 2007
I like this book. It feels like I'm doing something good for myself when I read it. I feel like I'm not the only one who has a demanding job, or a hard day sometimes--and that spiritual renewal truly IS at hand!
Reading these 3-page excerpts, one at a time, encourages me to be aware of how Jesus taught and showed in such ways that real people can engage with, and can put into practice. I feel ministered to, and guided, in different ways when I read each one. And, in a neat low-key way, I am learning a few new things in the process!
The price is very reasonable. I bought some extras and gave them as gifts to a pharm-tech in my church, to my own pharmacist, and to a chaplain at our area hospital. I would think the book would be a good gift for almost any busy person who deals with "the public," whether or not they are in the health profession. But if they ARE in any health profession, I would think it would be extremely valuable!
As a p.s., I enjoyed the insights on the real behind-the-counter life of pharmacists!
Also, I felt like I was sharing heart-to-heart with a very real professional person, who wasn't afraid to connect faith to life.