I just can't take much more of everybody saying 'you will see them again'. There is too much prayer going on. Today the nurse I work with is talking about seeing her dad and sister in her dreams and she really thinks that they came down from heaven to visit her in her dreams. I so want to explain that if you think of something long enough before you go to bed you will dream about it. I want to tell every family member I meet that I am an atheist although I would probably get fired. I don't understand how anybody could still have faith in religion after seeing their family members drowning in secretions and turning purple! Any ideas of how to deal in this situation?
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Answer by pnwmom at 4:12 AM on Aug. 2, 2010
You have to be compassinate and provide patients and families with comfort, so you need to respect what they believe even if it doesn't follow your beliefs.
With your coworker and her dream, let that be her experience and interpretation, even if you don't agree. Don't feel like you have to be right and she is wrong.
I don't think christians should preach to atheists or pagans when it's not wanted either. I work in a Catholic hospital, but there are many different religious ministers from different relgious backgrounds that come through to talk to patients when the patients request it. Patients are asked when they are admitted if there is any religious affiliations they want on record. This is done so their beliefs can be respected. Treat people the way you would want to be treated, just being caring and don't look down on them.
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